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Guderley Reflection for Higher Mach Numbers in a Standard Shock Tube

  • André Cachucho
  • Beric Skews
Conference paper

Introduction

To resolve the von Neumann paradox, Guderley (1947) proposed a four-wave structure, consisting of an expansion fan in addition to the three shock wave configuration [1]. Despite intensive experimental work at the time, no evidence of this expansion fan was observed, therefore dismissing Guderley’s proposal. Experimental work conducted by Skews and Ashworth [2] with the use of a large-scale shock tube showed experimentally for the first time that Guderley’s proposal was, in fact, correct.

Keywords

Shock Wave Mach Number Triple Point Shock Tube Expansion Wave 
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References

  1. 1.
    Guderley, K.G.: Considerations on the structure of mixed subsonic-supersonic flow patterns, Wright Field. Report F-TR-2168-ND, 144–149 (1947)Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • André Cachucho
    • 1
  • Beric Skews
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mechanical, Industrial and Aeronautical EngineeringUniversity of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa

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