Pramana

, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 153–159

Self-similar solutions of laser produced blast waves

Authors

  • K P J Reddy
    • Department of Aerospace EngineeringIndian Institute of Science
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02848231

Cite this article as:
Reddy, K.P.J. Pramana - J. Phys (1996) 46: 153. doi:10.1007/BF02848231

Abstract

The aerodynamics of the blast wave produced by laser ablation is studied using the piston analogy. The unsteady one-dimensional gasdynamic equations governing the flow are solved under assumption of self-similarity. The solutions are utilized to obtain analytical expressions for the velocity, density, pressure and temperature distributions. The results predict all the experimentally observed features of the laser produced blast waves.

Keywords

Ablationlaserblast waveshock wavegasdynamics

PACS Nos

42.6052.5036.2061.80

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