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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 289-300

The hybersonic navier-stokes approximation for the normal shock structure of a perfect gas with the Sutherland viscosity law: Review and extension

1King Buck & Associates, Inc., San Diego 92110, CA, USA
2Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne 32901-6988, FL, USA

Received 30 September 1997

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By means of a four-region asymptotic analysis, a uniformly valid description of the Sutherland-viscosity-law Navier-Stokes structure of the normal shock wave in the hypersonic approximation is obtained.