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Experimental Methods of Shock Wave Research

  • Ozer Igra
  • Friedrich Seiler
  • Well structured encyclopedic book

  • Presents a state-of the art overview on Experimental methods of Shock Wave Research

  • Vol. 9 of the Shock Waves Science and Technology Reference Library


Part of the Shock Wave Science and Technology Reference Library book series (SHOCKWAVES, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Shock Wave Generation in Gases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ozer Igra, Lazhar Houas
      Pages 3-52
    3. Akihiro Sasoh
      Pages 99-108
  3. Shock Tunnels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Patrick Gnemmi, Julio Srulijes, Friedrich Seiler, Berthold Sauerwein, Myriam Bastide, Christian Rey et al.
      Pages 131-179
    3. Klaus Hannemann, Katsuhiro Itoh, David J. Mee, Hans G. Hornung
      Pages 181-264
    4. Vasily M. Fomin, Anatoliy M. Kharitonov, Anatoly A. Maslov, Alexander N. Shiplyuk, Valentin V. Shumskii, Mikhail I. Yaroslavtsev et al.
      Pages 315-346
    5. Rengarajan Sriram, Gopalan Jagadeesh
      Pages 347-378
  4. Gun Tunnel

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. David Buttsworth
      Pages 381-396
  5. Expansion Tubes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-397
    2. David E. Gildfind, Richard G. Morgan, Peter A. Jacobs
      Pages 399-431
    3. Rolf Radespiel, Malte Estorf, Dirk Heitmann, Federico Muñoz, Torsten Wolf
      Pages 433-458
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 459-478

About this book


This comprehensive and carefully edited volume presents a variety of experimental methods used in Shock Waves research. In 14 self contained chapters this 9th volume of the “Shock Wave Science and Technology Reference Library” presents the experimental methods used in Shock Tubes, Shock Tunnels and Expansion Tubes facilities. Also described is their set-up and operation. The uses of an arc heated wind tunnel and a gun tunnel are also contained in this volume. Whenever possible, in addition to the technical description some typical scientific results obtained using such facilities are described. Additionally, this authoritative book includes techniques for measuring physical properties of blast waves and laser generated shock waves. Information about active shock wave laboratories at different locations around the world that are not described in the chapters herein is given in the Appendix, making this book useful for every researcher involved in shock/blast wave phenomena.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ozer Igra
    • 1
  • Friedrich Seiler
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringBen Gurion University of the NegevBeer ShevaIsrael
  2. 2.Institute for Fluid Mechanics (ISTM)Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)KarlsruheGermany

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