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Interactions Of Shock Waves With A Sphere And Arrayed Spheres

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Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SU040101

Volume

73

Pages

13

Published

2004

Size

1,212 kb

Author(s)

K. Takayama, H. Tanno, K. Itoh & A. Abe

Abstract

This paper deals with the results of experimental and numerical studies of shock wave interaction with a single sphere and arrayed spheres. An 80 mm dia. sphere suspended vertically along the centerline of a 300 mm x 300 mm vertical shock tube was loaded with a planar shock wave at a shock Mach number of 1.2 in air. Unsteady drag forces working on the sphere were measured with two accelerometers installed inside it. The measured result was compared with that of numerical simulation solving the Navier-Stokes equations, which agreed well with experiment. It wais found that a maximum drag force appeared at the time instance slightly after the transition of the reflected shock wave from regular to Mach reflection and a negat

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