Pseudo-steady oblique shock wave reflections over water wedges

K. Takayama, G. Ben-Dor

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A preliminary experimental investigation of the reflection phenomenon of a planar shock wave over a water wedge is reported. The experimental investigation was conducted using a specially designed shock tube which was capable of being tilted from a horizontal situation to a vertical one in an accuracy of 0.1°. The four well-known types of pseudo-steady oblique shock wave reflections were observed. In addition, it has been found that the actual wedge angles at which the regular reflection transitions to a Mach reflection differ from those measured over a solid wedge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-136
Number of pages8
JournalExperiments in Fluids
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy (all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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