The convergence of a shock wave at the center of symmetry and its reflection in a heatconducting gas
Abstract
A numerical method is used to obtain a solution to the problem of the convergence at the center and reflection of a strong spherical shock wave in a heatconducting gas. It is shown that the behavior of a heat wave in the zone of heating in front of a shock wave is similar to the selfsimilar propagation of heat when no allowance is made for gasdynamic motion. Graphs are included that show the results of the calculations. The system of equations governing the motion of a monatomic gas is investigated. The only dissipative process taken into consideration is thermal conductivity. It is pointed out that the approximation used makes possible a more detailed comparison between thermal conductivity and the selfsimilar solutions to the Euler system of equations.
 Publication:

TsAGI Uchenye Zapiski
 Pub Date:
 1980
 Bibcode:
 1980ZaTsA..11..145M
 Keywords:

 Conductive Heat Transfer;
 Convergence;
 Gas Flow;
 Shock Waves;
 Wave Reflection;
 Equations Of Motion;
 Monatomic Gases;
 Spherical Waves;
 Symmetry;
 Thermal Conductivity;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer