Interpretation of Experimental Observations

  • Tatiana V. Bazhenova
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 37)


The temperature and pressure measurements show that there is an additional pressure region behind the foot of the slip-stream. It is obvious that for double Mach reflection with the second shock wave (Fig. 1 a) the pressure and temperature in the region 6 behind the secondary shock wave RS is expected to rise. But the additional steps in pressure and temperature traces were observed to exist not only in the case (Fig. 1 a), but also in the case of Mach pattern without the second triple point (Fig. 1 b). In air, the second pressure increase was observed at incident shock velocities greater than 900 m/sec and the second temperature rise at the velocity of about 630 m/sec


Heat Flux Shock Wave Mach Stem Mach Reflection Compression Region 
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  • Tatiana V. Bazhenova
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  1. 1.Academy of Sciences, MoscowRussia

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