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Title: On the propagation of a normal shock wave through a layer of incompressible porous material
Authors: Torrens, R
Wrobel, LC
Keywords: Shock waves;Shock tube;Incompressible porous media;WAF method;TVD flux limiter
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Emerald
Citation: International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, 13: 178-198
Abstract: A novel numerical formulation of the two-phase macroscopic balance equations governing the flow field in incompressible porous media is presented. The numerical model makes use of the Weighted Average Flux (WAF) method and Total Variation Diminishing (TVD) flux limiting techniques, and results in a second-order accurate scheme. A shock tube study was carried out to examine the interaction of a normal shock wave with a thin layer of porous, incompressible cellular ceramic foam. Particular attention was paid to the transmitted and reflected flow fields. The numerical model was used to simulate the experimental test cases, and their results compared with a view to validating the numerical model. A phenomenological model is proposed to explain the behaviour of the transmitted flow field.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/1749
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09615530310459333
ISSN: 0961-5539
Appears in Collections:Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dept of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering Research Papers

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