INSTABILITIES IN A SHOCK INTERACTION WITH A PERTURBED CURTAIN OF PARTICLES
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Volume 6 (2018), Issue 1
59 - 70
RICARDO GONZALEZ IZARD, SUMANTH REDDY LINGAMPALLY, PATRICK WAYNE, GUSTAAF JACOBS & PETER VOROBIEFF
We present a two-dimensional computational study of a shock interaction with a particle-seeded curtain where particles initially comprise 4% by volume, and the rest is air. If the initial depth of the curtain in the streamwise direction is variable, numerical results predict vortex formation in both the gas phase and the dispersed phase after the shock-curtain interaction. The phenomenon is distinct from baroclinic (Richtmyer–Meshkov) instability observed on gaseous density interfaces and is caused by the changes in the particle phase number density distribution and related interphase velocity changes.
baroclinicity, CFD, particle-laden flow, Richtmyer–Meshkov instability, WENO-Z