Reactive and Nonreactive Waves
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.
KeywordsShock Wave Mach Number Detonation Wave Blast Wave Characteristic Line
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