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Mach Reflection in Steady Flow. I. Mikhail Ivanov's Contributions, II. Caltech Stability Experiments

Hornung, Hans G. (2014) Mach Reflection in Steady Flow. I. Mikhail Ivanov's Contributions, II. Caltech Stability Experiments. In: Proceedings of the 29th International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.1628. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 1384-1393. ISBN 978-0-7354-1265-1.

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To honor the memory of our friend and colleague Mikhail Ivanov a review of his great contributions to the understanding of the various phenomena associated with steady-flow shock wave reflection is presented. Of course, he has contributed much more widely than that, but I will restrict myself to this part of his work, because it is what I understand best. In particular, his computational and experimental demonstration of hysteresis in the transition between regular and Mach reflection, and his resolution of the difficulties associated with the triple point in weak Mach reflection in terms of the effects of viscosity and heat conduction are reviewed. Finally, some experimental results are presented that demonstrate that, in the dual-solution domain, Mach reflection is more stable than regular reflection.

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Hornung, Hans G.0000-0002-4903-8419
Additional Information:© 2014 AIP Publishing LLC. For providing the files for the figures from the publications of Ivanov and his co–workers I wish to thank the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science (ITAM). In particular Y. A. Bondar and G. V. Shoev have helped me enormously. I also wish to acknowledge the technical support of Bahram Valiferdowsi with the experiments in the Caltech Ludwieg Tube. Financial support for the experiments at Caltech was provide by the AFOSR. The AOARD supported my attendance at the Symposium.
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Subject Keywords:Mach reflection, hysteresis, viscosity
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Official Citation:Mach reflection in steady flow. I. Mikhail Ivanov's contributions, II. Caltech stability experiments Hornung, Hans G., AIP Conference Proceedings, 1628, 1384-1393 (2014), DOI:
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