Accession Number : AD0630769

Title :   PROPAGATION OF A STRONG DISCONTINUITY IN AN INHOMOGENEOUS ATMOSPHERE.

Descriptive Note : Technical translation,

Corporate Author : FELTMAN RESEARCH LABS PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J

Personal Author(s) : Andriankin,E. I. ; Kogan,A. M. ; Kompaneiets,A. S. ; Krainov,V. P.

Report Date : APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : In this paper is presented a hydrodynamic calculation of a strong discontinuity in an inhomogeneous atmosphere. It is found that after a finite time the shock front diverges toward infinity. It is shown that, no matter how severe the discontinuity may be, no strong shock wave may be propagated below a distance greater than 16.5 km. The velocity and pressure in the propagating shock wave are determined as functions of time. Conversion formulas are given for various energies and heights of the discontinuity. The regions of validity of the formulas are indicated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHOCK WAVES, PROPAGATION), ATMOSPHERES, FLUID MECHANICS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, ENERGY, MOMENTUM, DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY, USSR

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE