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Reactive and Nonreactive Waves

  • Roger Prud’homme
Chapter
Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 94)

Abstract

In this chapter, we will tackle various questions by referring to the thermodynamic discussions of Sect. 2.5.

We start in Sect. 10.1 with the notion of shock waves and their propagation. Nonreactive compressible media can exhibit macroscopic discontinuities of differing intensities. Thus, a supersonic fluid flow can give rise to shock waves, leading to a sharp increase in pressure.

Keywords

Shock Wave Mach Number Detonation Wave Blast Wave Characteristic Line 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Jean Le Rond d’AlembertUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie and CNRSParis Cedex 05France

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