## Abstract

- 1)
Unlike the reflection process in pseudo-steady flows, where it is coupled with an additional process, namely, the flow deflection process (see section 2.6.1), in steady flows the reflection process is independent.

- 2)
Unlike the analysis of the reflection process in pseudo-steady flows, where there is a need to analytically predict the first triple point trajectory angle, χ, in order to transform the results from the (M

_{s}, \(\theta _w^c\))-plane to the more physically meaningful and more applicable (M_{s}, θ_{w})-plane, in steady flows the results are presented in the (M_{0},ø_{1})-plane. The presentation of the results in this plane can be done by solving equations (1.14) to (1.27) without the need for an additional expression for χ [equation (2.33)] as discussed in section 2.2.1. - 3)
Of the ten different shock wave reflection configurations mentioned in section 1.1 only two, namely, RR and SMR, are possible in steady flows.

## Keywords

Shock Wave Triple Point Incident Shock Incident Shock Wave Reflection Point## List of Symbols

## Latin Letters

- k
thermal conductivity

- L
_{m} length of the Mach stem

- L
_{w} length of the reflecting wedge

- M
_{i} flow Mach number in state (i)

- M
_{s} incident shock wave Mach number

- p
_{i} static pressure in state (i)

- u
_{i} flow velocity in state (i)

## Greek Letters

- γ
specific heat capacities ratio

- δ
_{max}(M) maximum deflection angle for a flow having Mach number M through an oblique shock wave

- θ
_{w} reflecting wedge angle

- γ
_{w}^{C} complementary wedge angle

- μ
dynamic viscosity

- μ
_{i} Mach angle of the flow having a Mach number M

_{i}- ρ
_{i} flow density in state (i)

- Φ
_{i} angle of incidence between the flow and the oblique shock wave across which the flow enters state (i)

- Φ
^{i} limiting angle of incidence

## Subscripts

- 0
flow state ahead of the incident shock wave, i.

- 1
flow state behind the incident shock wave, i.

- 2
flow state behind the reflected shock wave, r.

- 3
flow state behind the Mach stem, m.

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