Shock wave in a gas-liquid medium

A. P. Burdukov, V. V. Kuznetsov, S. S. Kutateladze, V. E. Nakoryakov, B. G. Pokusaev, I. R. Shreiber

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The propagation of weak shock waves and the conditions for their existence in a gas-liquid medium are studied in [1]. The article [2] is devoted to an examination of powerful shock waves in liquids containing gas bubbles. The possibility of the existence in such a medium of a shock wave having an oscillatory pressure profile at the front is demonstrated in [3] based on the general results of nonlinear wave dynamics. It is shown in [4, 5] that a shock wave in a gas-liquid mixture actually has a profile having an oscillating pressure. The drawback of [3-5] is the necessity of postulating the existence of the shock waves. This is connected with the absence of a direct calculation of the dissipative effects in the fundamental equations. The present article is devoted to the theoretical and experimental study of the structure of a shock wave in a gas-liquid medium. It is shown, within the framework of a homogeneous biphasic model, that the structure of the shock wave can be studied on the basis of the Burgers-Korteweg-de Vries equation. The results of piezoelectric measurements of the pressure profile along the shock wave front agree qualitatively with the theoretical representations of the structure of the shock wave.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-352
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 May 1973

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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