Shock Waves

  • Hilary Ockendon
  • Alan B. Tayler
Part of the Applied Mathematical Sciences book series (AMS, volume 43)


In the previous chapter, we deferred consideration of the situation that occurs when a piston is pushed into a semi-infinite one-dimensional tube containing gas at rest. If the analysis used in Chapter IV when the piston is withdrawn is applied in this case, it leads to a solution which is not single valued and therefore not physically realistic. We first consider an example to clarify the situation.


Shock Wave Blast Wave Oblique Shock Weak Shock Normal Shock 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hilary Ockendon
    • 1
  • Alan B. Tayler
    • 2
  1. 1.Somerville CollegeOxfordEngland
  2. 2.Mathematical InstituteOxfordEngland

Personalised recommendations