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Surface Jets Produced from an Underwater Shock Wave

  • B. W. SkewsEmail author
  • H. Karnovsky
Conference paper

Abstract

Surface effects resulting from the impact of an underwater shock wave have previously mainly been studied as a consequence of underwater chemical or nuclear explosions. Of the many complex features that occur, one is the development of surface jets or plumes. This particular aspect is examined by applying a shock wave impulse to the bottom of a circular disk submerged in a water bath. Different strength shocks are used with different depths of water. It is demonstrated that a wide variety of jets and plumes may be generated.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Flow Research Unit, School of Mechanical, Industrial and Aeronautical EngineeringUniversity of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa

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