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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computational Mechanics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Physics and Astronomy (all)
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes