Abstract

This paper extends the discussion of the approximate method of integrating the equations of compressible fluid flow in the hodograph plane first presented by the author before the Sixth International Congress of Applied Mechanics, Paris, France, September, 1948. As an introduction to the discussion of the polygonal approximation method, fundamental fluid-flow equations are reviewed briefly. Determination of the flow function ψ by the “Method of Reflections” is described and an application of the method illustrated. How flow in the physical plane can be determined by superposition of solutions discussed is shown for the simpler incompressible case.

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