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Experiments on the Richtmyer–Meshkov instability: single-scale perturbations on a continuous interface

Brouillette, M. and Sturtevant, B. (1994) Experiments on the Richtmyer–Meshkov instability: single-scale perturbations on a continuous interface. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 263 . pp. 271-292. ISSN 0022-1120. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120217-152029411

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Abstract

We report on experiments to measure the shock-induced growth of sinusoidal perturbations on thick interfaces separating two gases of different densities. The results show that the growth rates are reduced as the interface thickness is increased. A model that accounts for the growth rate reduction caused by the presence of a finite density gradient on the interface is proposed and good agreement is obtained with the experimental results.


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Additional Information:© 1994 Cambridge University Press. Received 29 August 1991 and in revised form 19 May 1993. Published online: 26 April 2006. This work was supported by the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Subcontract Number 7961805 under DOE W-7405-ENG-48.
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