Accession Number:

AD0691836

Title:

THE PROPAGATION OF SHOCK WAVES IN NON-UNIFORM MEDIA (APPROXIMATE METHODS AND ASTRONOMICAL APPLICATIONS).

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

HARVARD COLL OBSERVATORY CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

287.0

Abstract:

Methods for approximate calculations of the non-uniform propagation behavior of shock discontinuities are examined and compared with numerical methods. The object is to delineate and explain the basic physical properties of non-uniform shock wave propagation, to provide a basis for the interpretation of numerical solutions, and to evaluate the effectiveness and limitations of the approximate methods. Astronomical applications are also discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE