Turbulence in argon shock waves

J. A. Johnson, J. P. Santiago, Lin I

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Irregular density fluctuations with turbulent-like behaviors are found in ionizing shock fronts produced by our arc driven shock tube. We use electric probes as the primary diagnostic. Spectral analyses show statistical patterns which seem frozen-in and characterizable by a dominant mode and its harmonics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-445
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 29 Jun 1981


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