reflected shock wave


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reflected shock wave

When a shock wave traveling in a medium strikes the interface between this medium and a denser medium, part of the energy of the shock wave induces a shock wave in the denser medium and the remainder of the energy results in the formation of a reflected shock wave that travels back through the less dense medium.
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Symes, both mathematicians at Rice University in Houston, report a new analytical method for estimating the energy of the explosion and the characteristics of the reflected shock wave.
The reflected shock wave further compresses and heats up gas already jazzed by a violent encounter with the original, outgoing shock wave.