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Shock wave reflection from a wedge in a dusty gas

  • O. Igra
  • G. Hu
  • J. Falcovitz
  • B. Y. Wang
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Shock wave reflection from wedges has been thoroughly investigated, both experimentally and theoretically/numerically in the past four decades, and by now it is well understood and documented, e.g. in Ben-Dor (1991). This is not the case when the compressible medium is a two-phase gas-dust suspension. In such cases experimental studies are ex- tremely difficult to conduct, since it is almost impossible to produce a uniformly dis- tributed dust in the suspension. As a result, the few reported wedge-reflection studies that appeared in the archived literature are numerical studies of shock wave reflection from wedges placed in a suspension.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Igra
    • 1
  • G. Hu
    • 2
  • J. Falcovitz
    • 3
  • B. Y. Wang
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer ShevaIsrael
  2. 2.Institute for Marine DynamicsNRCSt John’sCanada
  3. 3.Institute of MathematicsHebrew University of JerusalemIsrael
  4. 4.State Key Laboratory of Nonlinear Mechanics, Institute of MechanicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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