Sound absorption in a shock wave

  • A. I. Osipov
  • A. V. Uvarov


It was shown in [1–4] that the reflection of a sound wave or its transmission through a shock front should be accompanied by attenuation or intensification of the wave is regarded as a discontinuity. In accordance with current representations [5, 6], a shock wave includes a viscous shock and a lengthy relaxation zone. Equilibrium is established with respect to translational and rotational degrees of freedom in the viscous shock and with respect to internal degrees of freedom in the relaxation zone. The result of the interaction of the shock and sound waves is determined by the relationship between the length of the sound wave and the width of the shock wave.


Reflection Mathematical Modeling Attenuation Shock Wave Mechanical Engineer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. I. Osipov
    • 1
  • A. V. Uvarov
    • 1
  1. 1.Moscow

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