Shock Waves: From Gas Dynamics to Granular Flows

CUI, Xinjun (2019). Shock Waves: From Gas Dynamics to Granular Flows. International Journal of Aeronautics and Aerospace Engineering, 1 (1), 7-9.

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This short article briefly discusses some aspects in shock wave studies in recent years, in particular on the difference between gas dynamics and granular flow problems. It compares the relations of oblique shock waves, where weak, strong and detached shock waves can be observed in both gas dynamic and granular conditions. If the upstream Froude number of granular flow becomes infinitely large a granular shock wave would still remain attached and oblique around a wedge angle near 90°, however an attached gas dynamic shock wave is limited by a maximum wedge angle, say, of 30°. On the other hand, the shock standoff distance for a detached granular shock wave tends to become infinitely small with the increase of the upstream Froude number since it is associated with the flow height ratio across the shock wave.

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