Fluid Dynamics

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 554–560 | Cite as

Parameters determining the shape of the subsonic section of a shock wave in the case of axisymmetric flow

  • Yu. B. Radvogin


Supersonic flow around a blunt body by an ideal gas with a constant specific heat ratio is considered. The dependence of the geometry of the subsonic section of the shock wave on the shape of the body and the freestream Mach number is studied. Analysis of the large quantity of numerical data has permitted simple approximate relations to be formulated for the principal geometrical parameters of the wave, which can be used for solving the problem of flow around a quite broad class of bodies. The question of the characteristic dimensions in such problems is also discussed.


Shock Wave Geometrical Parameter Mach Number Numerical Data Characteristic Dimension 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu. B. Radvogin
    • 1
  1. 1.Moscow

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