Fluid Dynamics

, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp 101–104 | Cite as

Instability of the interface of two gases accelerated by a shock wave

  • E. E. Meshkov


Results are presented of an experimental study of the stability of the interface of two gases traversed by ashockwave. It is found that the interface is unstable both in the case of shock wave passage from the lighter to the heavier gas and for passage in the opposite direction. The interface disturbance grows linearly with time in the first approximation.


Experimental Study Shock Wave Opposite Direction Wave Passage Shock Wave Passage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. E. Meshkov
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  1. 1.Moscow

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