A shock wave is a hydrodynamic disturbance which spreads conditions of high density, pressure and temperature. Quite often these changes take an exceedingly short time and in that case it is convenient to picture the shock as a sharp front across which the density ρ, the pressure p and the velocity v undergo discontinuous changes which obey the conservation laws of mass, momentum and energy.
KeywordsShock Wave Shock Front Radiant Heat Flux Piston Velocity Hugoniot Relation
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