The aerodynamics of the blast wave produced by laser ablation is studied using the piston analogy. The unsteady one-dimensional gasdynamic equations governing the flow are solved under assumption of self-similarity. The solutions are utilized to obtain analytical expressions for the velocity, density, pressure and temperature distributions. The results predict all the experimentally observed features of the laser produced blast waves.
KeywordsAblation laser blast wave shock wave gasdynamics
PACS Nos42.60 52.50 36.20 61.80
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