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Plane nonstationary self-similar gas flow with energy liberation in shock waves

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Two plane nonstationary, self-similar problems occurring with energy supply in shock waves are examined in a linear formulation; the pressure distributions in the perturbed flow domains are obtained. Results and methods used extensively in the theory of diffraction of shock waves [1–3] are employed in this paper.

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Translated from Izvestiya Akademii Nauk SSSR, Mekhanika Zhidkosti i Gaza, No. 4, pp. 164–167, July–August, 1978.

In conclusion, the author is grateful to M. N. Kogan for supervising the research, and also to A. I. Golubinskii and V. P. Kolgan for useful comments and valuable discussion.

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Butkovskii, A.V. Plane nonstationary self-similar gas flow with energy liberation in shock waves. Fluid Dyn 13, 625–629 (1978). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01055120

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  • Shock Wave
  • Pressure Distribution
  • Energy Liberation
  • Linear Formulation
  • Energy Supply