Shock waves in boiling liquids

V. E. Nakoryakov, B. G. Pokusaev, N. A. Pribaturin, I. R. Shreiber

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The behaviour of shock waves in a vapour-liquid medium of bubble structure was studied. The general laws of a wave process were established, basic similarity criteria were determined. The existence of different propagation regimes of the pressure waves was revealed. The feasibility of the formation of steep shock waves of monotonous or oscillatory structure in a boiling liquid was shown. The condition for the existence of such shock waves in a vapour-liquid medium was determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-62
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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