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
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE