The reflection of a Mach reflection over a secondary ramp

G. Ben-Dor, J. M. Dewey, K. Takayama

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An analytical study, supported by shock tube photographs, is carried out of the reflection processes and final shock configurations of a Mach reflection that meets an abrupt change in the slope of the reflecting wedge surface. The surface is treated in terms of a compressive and an expansive double wedge with known slopes, with the reflection patterns thereby being due to the shock Mach number and the wedge angles. Four different reflection shape regions are identified in the analysis and illustrated with sample photographs from shock tube experiments.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes


  • Mach Reflection
  • Reflected Waves
  • Shock Wave Propagation
  • Wedge Flow
  • Flow Geometry
  • Incident Radiation
  • Mach Number
  • Shadowgraph Photography


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