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A note on shock dynamics relative to a moving frame

  • G. B. Whitham (a1)

In this paper it is shown how a previous theory for treating shocks moving into fluid at rest (Whitham 1957, 1959) can be changed to a form suitable for treating propagation into a steady uniform flow. It is necessary only to transform the original theory to a moving frame but the details are not trivial.

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Chisnell, R. F. 1965 J. Fluid Mech. 22, 103.
Whitham, G. B. 1957 J. Fluid Mech. 2, 145.
Whitham, G. B. 1959 J. Fluid Mech. 5, 369.
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Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • ISSN: 0022-1120
  • EISSN: 1469-7645
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