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Mach Stem Height and Growth Rate Predictions

Mouton, Christopher A. and Hornung, Hans G. (2007) Mach Stem Height and Growth Rate Predictions. AIAA Journal, 45 (8). pp. 1977-1987. ISSN 0001-1452.

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A new, more accurate prediction of Mach stem height in steady flow is presented. In addition, starting with a regular reflection in the dual-solution domain, the growth rate of the Mach stem from the time it is first formed till it reaches its steady-state height is presented. Comparisons between theory, experiments, and computations are presented for the Mach stem height. The theory for the Mach stem growth rate in both two and three dimensions is compared to computational results. The Mach stem growth theory provides an explanation for why, once formed, a Mach stem is relatively persistent.

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Additional Information:© 2007 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. Received 23 August 2006; revision received 6 March 2007; accepted for publication 6 March 2007. This work was funded by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, under the supervision of John Schmisseur. The authors would also like to thank James Quirk and Ralf Deiterding for their assistance with AMRITA and AMROC, respectively, as well as Nicolas Ponchaut.
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Official Citation:Mach Stem Height and Growth Rate Predictions. Christopher A. Mouton and Hans G. Hornung. AIAA Journal 2007 45:8, 1977-1987; doi: 10.2514/1.27460
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