Irregular reflection of a strong shock wave from a thin wedge

V. I. Bogatko, G. A. Kolton

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The problem of irregular reflection of a strong shock wave from a rigid wall has been studied [1-3] mainly within the framework of the linear theory. It has been found that near the front of a shock wave there exist a region of large gradients of gasdynamic parameters in which the linear theory is no longer valid [4]. In the present paper we consider the nonlinear problem of Mach reflection when there is interaction between a shock wave of high intensity and a thin wedge. The solution of the problem is constructed on the assumption that the ratio of densities along the front of the impinging shock wave is small [5, 6].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)722-727
Number of pages6
JournalFluid Dynamics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1974

Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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