Accession Number : AD0616733

Title :   SHOCK WAVE PROPAGATION IN A NONHOMOGENEOUS ATMOSPHERE IN THE DIRECTION OF DECREASING DENSITY,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY BOSTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : Raizer,Yu P.

Report Date : APR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The paper includes a solution of the self-modeling problem of the propagation of a plane shock wave in a nonhomogeneous atmosphere whose density varies exponentially (barometrically) in space. The shock wave travels in the direction of decreasing density. There is also a discussion of the self-modeling escape of a gas into a vacuum, which occurs after a shock wave departs into infinity and disappears. The data obtained can be used for an approximate description of an upper flow pattern produced by a violent explosion in a nonhomogeneous atmosphere. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRBURST, SHOCK WAVES), (*SHOCK WAVES, PROPAGATION), (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, SHOCK WAVES), VACUUM, GAS FLOW, DENSITY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, SERIES(MATHEMATICS), EXPLOSION EFFECTS, HIGH ALTITUDE, USSR

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE