Accession Number : AD0650320

Title :   VECTOR POLAR METHOD FOR THE ANALYSIS OF WAVE INTERSECTIONS.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY COLL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Oppenheim,A. K. ; Smolen,J. J.

Report Date : NOV 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : Vector polar method is a graphical technique for the solution of wave interaction problems that are concerned with overall results, rather than with the progress of the process. The paper describes the application of this method to wave intersections, that is interactions in steady flow. The fundamental concepts for the method are developed from basic principles, and its use is illustrated by a number of multi-wave intersection processes, including triple front intersections and their reflections. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MECHANICAL WAVES, VECTOR ANALYSIS), (*SHOCK WAVES, VECTOR ANALYSIS), INTERACTIONS, FLUID FLOW, KINEMATICS, PROPAGATION

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE