Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 115, Issue 1, pp 127–143 | Cite as

Spherical variable-energy blast wave in self-gravitating gas

  • Santosh Kumar


Modified similarity method has been used to study the propagation of spherical-variable energy blast waves through a self-gravitating gas. For an energy inputEα=E0t4/3, whereEα is the energy released up to timet andE0 is a functional constant, the similarity solutions correct up to third approximation have been obtained. It is found that the effects of self-gravitational forces are of third order. An increase in the parameterA2 (characterising the gravitational field) increases the shock velocity.


Gravitational Field Similarity Solution Blast Wave Shock Velocity Energy Blast 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Santosh Kumar
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentAgra CollegeAgraIndia

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