A nondimensional analysis of dusty shock waves in steady flows

G. Ben-Dor, M. Mond, O. Igra, Y. Martsiano

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The governing equations describing the flow field which results when a dust-gas suspension passes through a normal shock wave were nondimensionalized. The nondimensionalization resulted in a set of nondimensional groups of parameters which, if kept constant, lead to a self-similar solution. An investigation of these nondimensional groups of parameters revealed, for example, that the relaxation length depends linearily on the material density of the solid particles. Dependence of the relaxation length on the other parameters of thd dust is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-34
Number of pages7
JournalKSME Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1988


  • Dusty Shock Waves
  • Gas-Solid Suspensions
  • Two-Phase Flows

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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