# Calculating a Shock using Newton method and Van der Waals

In this post we are going to calculate a vertical (compression) shock. Therefore, the equation system is solved using the Newton-Raphson method amongst other methods. Furthermore, we use the Van der Waals equation of state to calculate fluid properties. Introduction…

# Apply an Integrator to a Vessel Pump System using Python

In the following blog post we will have a look at a transient vessel pump system. It is meant to give an insight into transient systems including transition conditions. Furthermore, we will have a glance at integrators. Input data First…

# Fanno Curve and Adiabatic Gas Flow

In the following blog post we will have a look at the Fanno curve. Therefore, I will distinguish static and stagnation state and explain their relation. This will enable us to understand the basic concept of compressible flow and apply…

# Derivatives applied to thermodynamic properties

When dealing with engineering problems we often face (partial) derivatives. Since most functions can not be differenciated analytically, we need numerical methods. This blog post deals with the numerical differentiation and its application to thermodynamic properties. Theoretical Basics and Numerical…

# Fixed point iteration applied to Coolebrook-White

My first blog post is about the fixed point iteration method. A simple method to solve (implicit) equations iteratively. It is applied to the Colebrook-White equation and solved in a Python script and Excel. Explicit and implicit functions An explicit…