Reconsideration of pseudo-steady shock wave reflections and the transition criteria between them

H. Li, G. Ben-Dor

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-73
Number of pages15
JournalShock Waves
Volume5
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 1995

Keywords

  • Shock wave reflections
  • Transition criteria

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