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Published 2015 | public
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Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability at Solid-Gas Interfaces


The impact of a shock-wave onto a perturbed interface separating materials of different density and initially at rest in a laboratory frame of reference is described as a Richtmer-Meshkov (RM) flow, following Richtmyer [1], who obtained a numerical solution to the linearized equations for perfect fluids using an impulsive model, and Meshkov [2], who performed shock-tube experiments for gaseous materials.

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© 2015 Springer International Publishing Switzerland. This work was partially supported by the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration under Award Number DE-FC52-08NA28613.

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