Head-on Collision of a Regular Reflection with a Compressive Corner

  • J. Falcovitz
  • G. Ben-Dor
  • G. Alfandary
Conference paper


The head-on collision and subsequent reflection of a regular reflection (RR) from the end-wall of a shock tube has been investigated experimentally and numerically. The agreement between the double-exposure holographic interferograms and the numerical simulations which were obtained using a GRP-based numerical code, was found to be excellent in the RR-region and very good behind the head-on reflected RR. The overall good agreement between the computed and experimental constant-density contours (isopycnics) constitutes a validation of the computational method, including the oblique-wall boundary condition.

Key words

Shock wave reflection CFD 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Falcovitz
    • 1
  • G. Ben-Dor
    • 2
  • G. Alfandary
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Aerospace EngineeringTechnionHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Pearlstone Center for Aeronautical Engineering Studies, Department of Mechanical EngineeringBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer ShevaIsrael
  3. 3.Rafael Ballistic CenterHaifaIsrael

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