Vorticity jumps across shock surfaces

D. Blackmore, L. Ting

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We study the passage of a flow field, which may be rotational and possibly contain a vortex filament or vortex sheet or both, through a smooth shock front (surface) of finite strength in three-dimensional space. In particular, simple equations are derived for the changes in entropy gradients and jumps in vorticity across a shock, which can be used for improving and benchmarking error estimates of numerical schemes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Fluid and Solid Mechanics 2003
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780080529479
ISBN (Print)9780080440460
StatePublished - Jun 2 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


  • Crocco equation
  • Entropy
  • Shock front and curvature
  • Vorticity


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