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Interaction of Shock Waves : Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications - R.S. Srivastava

Interaction of Shock Waves

Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1994
ISBN: 9780792329206
Number Of Pages: 324

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One of the great twentieth-century achievements in the mechanics of fluids was the full elucidation of the physics of shock waves and the later comprehensive development of understanding of how shock waves propagate (i) through otherwise undisturbed fluid and (ii) in interaction either with solid bodies or with independently generated fluid flows. The interaction problems (ii) were soon found to raise some very special difficulties (beginning with the common formation of "Mach stems" in shock-wave reflection) yet they also turned out to possess enormous scientific interest as well as being highly important in practical applications. For all these reasons the appearance of this book on "Interaction of Shock Waves" by one of the world's major contributors to knowledge in that field is most particularly to be welcomed. It covers all those approaches to the subject which have been found fruitful, and most satisfactorily goes into comprehensive detail about each. At last the important achievements of the leading research workers, experimental as well as theoretical, on shockwave interaction problems are brought together in a single convenient and well written volume. I warmly congratulate the author and the publisher on having performed, for the benefit of everyone interested in the mechanics of fluids, this immensely valuable service.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
Reflection of Shock Wavesp. 7
Diffraction of Normal Shock Wavep. 25
Diffraction of Oblique Shock Wavep. 73
Diffraction of Normal Shock by Yawed Wedgesp. 157
Diffraction of Oblique Shock by Yawed Wedgesp. 187
Shock Interaction with Moving Aerofoilp. 237
Diffraction of Shock by Flat Surfacesp. 265
Approximate Theory on Diffraction of Shocksp. 283
Source Listp. 303
Indexp. 319
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ISBN: 9780792329206
ISBN-10: 0792329201
Series: Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 31st July 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.44