Accession Number : AD0774392

Title :   Attenuation of Weak Shock Waves in a Non-Uniform Region.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Eheart,Raymond L.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : The results of an experimental study of the attenuation of a shock wave traveling through a non-uniform region were compared to the results of a numerical solution developed from the continuity, momentum, energy, and Rankine-Hugoniot equations using G. B. Whitham's rule. The region of non-uniformity consisted of a converging section which was porous. The angles of convergence tested were 0, 4, and 6-degrees having a maximum porosity of approximately 44%. The 0- and 4-degree channel had a height of 3/4 in. and the 6-degree channel had an equivalent height of 1-1/2 in. with the porous section of both convergent channels being 4 in. long and the 0-degree channel 3-1/2 in. long. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Shock waves, *Attenuation, Shock tubes, Flow fields, Flow visualization, Theses

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE