| || Structure of the Contact Region and its Application to the Reflexion of a Plane Shock Wave from a Heat Conducting Wall
Author : Pandey, B.C.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:20(3) ; 1970 ; pp 143-154
Subject : 623.454.833 Shock Waves
Keywords : Plane heat conducting ;Optically thick gas;Radiative heat transfer
Abstract : A study of the structure of the contact region has been made taking into account the effects of viscosity, heat conduction and radiative heat transfer. Analytical solutions for the temperature, velocity and pressure distributions in a uniformly moving contact region have been obtained under the optically thick-gas approximation when the thermal conductivity and absorption coefficients are given by power laws. Applying the analysis of the contact region to the situation when a plane shock is reflected from a plane heat-conducting wall it has been shown that the reflected shock is attenuated due to the combined effects of molecular heat conduction and radiative heat conduction.