Study of shock wave interaction with a rotating cylinder

M. Sun, K. Yada, G. Jagadeesh, O. Onodera, T. Ogawa, K. Takayama

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Shock wave interaction with a rotating circular cylinder is numerically and experimentally investigated. It is shown that the transition from regular reflection to Mach reflection on the lower surface of a rotating cylinder where cylinder motion is the same as the incident shock motion, is more quickly promoted than that on the upper surface. Numerical calculations solving the Navier-Stokes equations using extremely fine grids further reveal that the reflected shock transition from RR⇒MR is either advanced or postponed depending on whether or not a surface motion favors the incident shock wave.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)682-687
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1
Event24th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2000 Sep 242000 Sep 29


  • Reflected shock transition
  • Rotating cylinder
  • Shock reflection
  • Viscous effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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