This document is one of 14 Aerospace Information Reports (AIR) of the Third Edition of the SAE Aerospace Applied Thermodynamics Manual. The manual provides a reference source for thermodynamics, aerodynamics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and properties of materials for the aerospace industry. Procedures and equations commonly used for aerospace applications of these technologies are included.
In the Third Edition, no attempt was made to update material from the Second Edition nor were SI units added. However, all identified errata were corrected and incorporated and original figure numbering was retained, insofar as possible.
The SAE AC-9B Subcommittee originally created the SAE Aerospace Applied Thermodynamics Manual, and, for the Third Edition, used a new format consisting of AIR1168/1 through AIR1168/10. AIR1168/11 through AIR1168/14 were create by the SAE SC-9 Committee.