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Shocks

S. G. Rajeev

in Fluid Mechanics: A Geometrical Point of View

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198805021
eISBN:
9780191843136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805021.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

When the speed of a fluid exceeds that of sound, discontinuities in density occur, called shocks.The opposite limit from incompressibility (constant density) is constant pressure. In this limit, we ... More


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