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Shock-induced dual-layer evolution

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 November 2021

Yu Liang
Affiliation:
NYUAD Research Institute, New York University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi129188, UAE Advanced Propulsion Laboratory, Department of Modern Mechanics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei230026, PR China
Xisheng Luo*
Affiliation:
Advanced Propulsion Laboratory, Department of Modern Mechanics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei230026, PR China
*
Email address for correspondence: xluo@ustc.edu.cn

Abstract

Shock-induced fluid-layer evolution has attracted much attention but remains a challenge mainly because the coupling between layers remains unknown. Linear solutions are first derived to quantify the layer-coupling effect on the shocked dual-layer evolution. Next, the motions of the waves and interfaces of a dual layer are examined based on the one-dimensional gas dynamics theory. Shock-tube experiments on the dual-layer, single-layer and single-mode interface are then performed to validate the linear solutions and investigate the reverberating waves inside the layers. It is proved that the layer-coupling effect destabilises the dual layer, especially when the initial layers are thin, and the reverberating waves impose additional instabilities on all interfaces. Our findings suggest that a slow/fast configuration with a large thickness in a dual layer can facilitate the suppression of hydrodynamic instabilities.

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