Evolution of the continuous interface between gases of different density during the passage of a shock wave
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The evolution of the interface between gases of different density following the passage of a shock wave has been experimentally investigated. It is shown that replacing the discontinuous change of density on the wavy contact discontinuity by a continuous change in a layer of finite thickness leads to a reduction in the amplitude growth rate in the initial stage of development of Richtmyer—Meshkov instability. The experimentally determined values of the amplitude growth rate reduction factor are satisfactorily described by a model to be found in the literature.
KeywordsGrowth Rate Shock Wave Fluid Dynamics Rate Reduction Reduction Factor
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