Accession Number:

AD0684948

Title:

SHOCK WAVE PROPAGATION AND DIFFRACTION.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 May 67-31 Aug 68,

Corporate Author:

CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y DEPT OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Work was directed toward the accurate numerical solution of certain problems in high speed gasdynamics which are difficult to treat by conventional numerical methods. Mainly studied was the steady axisymmetric supersonic flow about a blunt body and the transient flows which result when a smooth blunt body, either at rest or in supersonic motion, is struck by a shock wave such as might be created by an explosion. In each of the cases to which the method was applied, the results obtained were far less complete than could be found. Since the finite-difference methods tend to be more inaccurate where the present approach is successful, the two methods complement one another. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE