Numerical analysis of strong shock waves using a multi temperature model

Kazumi Okinaka, Hisashi Kihara, Shigeru Aso, Michio Nishida

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This paper describes numerical analysis of a flow field behind a strong shock wave in air. A one-dimensional flow with thermal and chemical nonequilibrium is considered. In this calcuration, translational, vibrational and electron temperatures are treated separately. Especially, a multi-vibrational temperature model is employed to understand the behavior of each species vibrational temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-244
Number of pages4
JournalTheoretical and Applied Mechanics
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1996


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials

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