Les interaction d'ondes de choc coniques

Translated title of the contribution: On the interaction of two conical shocks

Amer Chpoun, Franck Chauveau, Loup Zombas, Gabi Ben-Dor

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An experimental study of the interaction of two oblique conical shocks was carried out in the hypersonic wind tunnel of the CNRS at Meudon, France. The flow Mach number was 4.96 under steady conditions. The experiments show the classical regular and Mach interactions and reveal for the first time a new type of interaction which implies an incident weak shock and an incident strong shock. Furthermore, a double hysteresis loop was observed during the transition between the three types of interaction.

Translated title of the contributionOn the interaction of two conical shocks
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)85-90
Number of pages6
JournalComptes Rendus de l'Academie de Sciences - Serie IIb: Mecanique, Physique, Chimie, Astronomie
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999


  • Conical shock
  • Hysteresis
  • Shocks interaction
  • Supersonic flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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