shock wave


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shock wave

1. A compression wave produced by a shock such as an earthquake or explosion that is characterized by a sudden change in air pressure, density, and velocity.
2. An electromagnetic or sonic shock wave focused at a specific target (e.g., within the body).
3. A sudden disruption. See: extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy; shock wave
See also: wave
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The changes across the oblique shock wave are severe as p increases, the larger value of P will have the strong shock solution and the smaller value of p will have the weak shock solution.
In the past two basically different shock tube experiments were conducted aimed at studying the drag force (and drag coefficient) acting on a sphere as a result of its head-on collision with a planar shock wave. In one type of experiment the sphere was free to move as a result of its collision with the incident shock wave.
Then, for the given left state ([u.sub.-], [[rho].sub.-]), the two shock wave curves can also be expressed, respectively, by
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