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Polygonal Shock Waves: Comparison between Experiments and Geometrical Shock Dynamics

  • M. Kjellander
  • N. Apazidis
  • N. Tillmark
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Introduction

The propagation of converging polygonal shocks was studied theoretically and numerically by Schwendeman and Whitham (1987)[1]. Using the approximate theory of geometrical shock dynamics (GSD), they found solutions of the behaviour of cylindrical polygonal shock waves. They showed that an initial polygonal shape repeats at different intervals during the converging process. We have conducted experiments creating similarly shaped shock waves and compared with their work.

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Shock Wave Mach Number Test Section Shock Tube Incident Shock 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kjellander
    • 1
  • N. Apazidis
    • 1
  • N. Tillmark
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MechanicsRoyal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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