Effect of molecular relaxation processes on travelling wave solutions of sonic boom waveforms

M. E. Johnson, P. W. Hammerton

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Asymptotic and numerical analyses are presented for the travelling wave solution of the one-dimensional acoustic wave associated with the sonic boom, subject to thermoviscous dissipation and two molecular relaxation processes. Examination of how these relaxation processes affect the propagation of a weak shock is discussed in detail.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-240
Number of pages12
JournalWave Motion
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003

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