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Nonlinear analysis of shock–vortex interaction: Mach stem formation

  • Paul Clavin (a1)


Shock–vortex interaction is analysed for strong gaseous shock waves and a ratio of specific heats close to unity. A nonlinear wave equation for the wrinkles of the shock front is obtained for weak vortices. The solution breaks down after a finite time and the slope of the front develops jump discontinuities, indicating the formation of Mach stems. Shock–turbulence interactions are also briefly discussed.


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