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Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena

Introduction to Simple Shock Waves in Air

With Numerical Solutions Using Artificial Viscosity

Authors: Prunty, Sean

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  • Helps solve nonlinear equations of fluid flow in the presence of shocks
  • Includes results of numerical examples compared with theoretical predictions to solidify the concepts 
  • Results arise from the numerical solution using Mathcad 
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This book provides an elementary introduction to some one-dimensional fluid flow problems involving shock waves in air. The differential equations of fluid flow are approximated by finite difference equations and these in turn are numerically integrated in a stepwise manner. Artificial viscosity is introduced into the numerical calculations in order to deal with shocks. The presentation is restricted to the finite-difference approach to solve the coupled differential equations of fluid flow as distinct from finite-volume or finite-element methods. This text presents the results arising from the numerical solution using Mathcad programming. Both plane and spherical shock waves are discussed with particular emphasis on very strong explosive shocks in air. 
This text will appeal to students, researchers, and professionals in shock wave research and related fields. Students in particular will appreciate the benefits of numerical methods in fluid mechanics and the level of presentation.

About the authors

Dr. Seán Prunty is a former senior lecturer in electrical and electronic engineering at University College Cork Ireland. He has a primary degree and a Ph.D. degree, both in experimental physics, from the University of Dublin, Trinity College. He has thirty years of teaching experience and has carried out research in such areas as atomic physics and laser technology as well as in far-infrared polarimetry and electromagnetic scattering for plasma physics applications. He collaborated for many years on research in the fusion energy research area in Italy, England and Switzerland. Since his retirement in 2009 he has taken a particular interest in shock wave propagation.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02565-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02564-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Simple Shock Waves in Air
Book Subtitle
With Numerical Solutions Using Artificial Viscosity
Authors
Series Title
Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02565-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02565-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02564-9
Series ISSN
2197-9529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 247
Number of Illustrations
93 b/w illustrations
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