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On the propagation of a normal shock wave through a layer of incompressible porous material

R. Torrens (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK)
L.C. Wrobel (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK)

International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow

ISSN: 0961-5539

Article publication date: 1 March 2003

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 method and total variation diminishing 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 validate the numerical model. A phenomenological model is proposed to explain the behaviour of the transmitted flow field.

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Torrens, R. and Wrobel, L.C. (2003), "On the propagation of a normal shock wave through a layer of incompressible porous material", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 178-198. https://doi.org/10.1108/09615530310459333

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