Shock Waves

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 429–447 | Cite as

AEROFROSH: a shock condition calculator for multi-component fuel aerosol-laden flows

  • M. F. Campbell
  • D. R. Haylett
  • D. F. Davidson
  • R. K. Hanson
Original Article


This article introduces an algorithm that determines the thermodynamic conditions behind incident and reflected shocks in aerosol-laden flows. Importantly, the algorithm accounts for the effects of droplet evaporation on post-shock properties. Additionally, this article describes an algorithm for resolving the effects of multiple-component-fuel droplets. This article presents the solution methodology and compares the results to those of another similar shock calculator. It also provides examples to show the impact of droplets on post-shock properties and the impact that multi-component fuel droplets have on shock experimental parameters. Finally, this paper presents a detailed uncertainty analysis of this algorithm’s calculations given typical experimental uncertainties.


Shock tube Aerosol Evaporation Diesel fuel 



This work was supported by the Army Research Office with Dr. Ralph Anthenien as contract monitor. M.F.C. is supported by the Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences, the Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Also, during a portion of this work, M.F.C. was supported by a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship, 32 CFR 168a. Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sandia National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA
  2. 2.Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA
  3. 3.Stanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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