Simulation of the starting flow in a wedge-like nozzle

O. Igra, L. Wang, J. Falcovitz, O. Amann

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The starting process of the flow in a wedge-like expansion nozzle of a shock tunnel is simulated by an unsplit 2-D GRP scheme on an unstructured grid. The scheme is briefly outlined and results are presented and discussed in comparison to the experimental (shadowgraph) findings obtained by Amann. The simulated pattern of reflected and transmitted shock waves in the nozzle inlet region and inside the nozzle is found to agree well with the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-242
Number of pages8
JournalShock Waves
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1998


  • Expansion nozzle
  • Generalized Riemann problem
  • Nozzle starting
  • Shock tunnel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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