Numerical simulation of the head‐on reflection of a regular reflection

J. Falcovitz, G. Alfandary, G. Ben‐Dor

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The head‐on collision and subsequent reflection of a Regular Reflection (RR) from the end‐wall of a shock tube has been investigated both experimentally and numerically for two different incident shock wave Mach numbers and two different reflecting wedge angles. The agreement between the double‐exposure holographic interferograms and the numerical simulations which were obtained using a GRP based numerical code, was found to be excellent in the RR region and very good behind the head‐on reflected RR. The overall good agreement between the computed and experimental constant‐density contours (isopycnics) constitutes a validation of the computational method, including the oblique‐wall boundary condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1055-1077
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1993


  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Regular reflection
  • Shock wave reflections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics


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