
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 selfmodeling 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 selfmodeling 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