Axisymmetric shock wave interaction with a cone: A benchmark test

Meiu Son, T. Saito, P. A. Jacobs, E. V. Timofeev, K. Ohtani, K. Takayama

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Results of the benchmark test are presented of comparing numerical schemes solving shock wave of M s = 2.38 in nitrogen and argon interacting with a 43° semi-apex angle cone and corresponding experiments. The benchmark test was announced in Shock Waves Vol. 12, No. 4, in which we tried to clarify the effects of viscosity and heat conductivity on shock reflection in conical flows. This paper summarizes results of ten numerical and two experimental applications. State of the art in studies regarding the shock/cone interaction is clarified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-331
Number of pages19
JournalShock Waves
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec


  • Axial symmetry
  • Benchmark test
  • Cone
  • Heat conductivity
  • Shock wave reflection
  • Viscosity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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