The shock wave reflection phenomenon in pseudosteady flows was reconsidered by replacing the Law-Glass assumption by models accounting for the interaction of the shock wave reflection and the shock induced flow deflection processes. As a result, the analytical predictions of the location of the kink of a transitional-Mach reflection and the second triple point of a double-Mach reflection improved tremendously. It has also been proven that based on gas dynamic considerations a triple-Mach reflection wave configuration is physically impossible. In addition, the transition lines between the various reflection configurations were also found to better agree with the experimental results when they were calculated using the proposed models.
- Shock wave reflections
- Transition criteria