Fluid Dynamics

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 171–177 | Cite as

Evolution of the continuous interface between gases of different density during the passage of a shock wave

  • S. G. Zaitsev
  • S. N. Titov
  • E. I. Chebotareva
Article

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Growth Rate Shock Wave Fluid Dynamics Rate Reduction Reduction Factor 

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  • S. G. Zaitsev
  • S. N. Titov
  • E. I. Chebotareva

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