Accession Number : AD0691836
Title : THE PROPAGATION OF SHOCK WAVES IN NON-UNIFORM MEDIA (APPROXIMATE METHODS AND ASTRONOMICAL APPLICATIONS).
Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,
Corporate Author : HARVARD COLL OBSERVATORY CAMBRIDGE MASS
Personal Author(s) : Stefanik,Robert P.
Report Date : APR 1969
Pagination or Media Count : 287
Abstract : Methods for approximate calculations of the non-uniform propagation behavior of shock discontinuities are examined and compared with numerical methods. The object is to delineate and explain the basic physical properties of non-uniform shock wave propagation, to provide a basis for the interpretation of numerical solutions, and to evaluate the effectiveness and limitations of the approximate methods. Astronomical applications are also discussed. (Author)
Descriptors : (*RAREFIED GAS DYNAMICS, SHOCK WAVES), FLOW FIELDS, PROPAGATION, PERTURBATION THEORY, INTERACTIONS, SUBSONIC FLOW, SUPERSONIC FLOW, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, SUPERNOVAE, ASTROPHYSICS, STARS, THESES
Subject Categories : Astrophysics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE