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The stagnation enthalpy is the enthalpy of the fluid when we
bring it isentropically to a halt. Since the isentropic process
keeps constant, . So the
energy conservation (3) above implies:
- The stagnation enthalpy is the same at both sides of the
shock; h_{t2}=h_{t1}.
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