When a shock wave propagating in a medium having a given acoustic impedance obliquely encounters another medium, having a different acoustic impedance, it experiences a reflection which is known in the literature as oblique shock wave reflection.
KeywordsShock Wave Incident Shock Wave Reflection Point Mach Stem Mach Reflection
List of Symbols
enthalpy in state (i)
flow Mach number in state (i)
incident shock wave Mach number
static pressure in state (i)
static temperature in state (i)
flow velocity in state (i) with respect to R in RR or T in MR.
flow velocity in state (i) in a laboratory frame of reference
incident shock wave velocity in a laboratory frame of reference
specific heat capacities ratio
maximum flow deflection angle for a flow having Mach number M through an oblique shock wave
deflection angle of the flow while passing across an oblique shock wave into state (i)
reflecting wedge angle
flow density in state (i)
angle of incidence between the flow and the oblique shock wave across which the flow enters into state (i)
- χ, χ’
first and second triple point trajectory angles, respectively.
flow state ahead of the incident shock wave, i.
flow state behind the incident shock wave, i.
flow state behind the reflected shock wave, r.
flow state behind the Mach stem, m.
with respect to the reflection point R
with respect to the triple point T
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