Simulation of shock-wave reflection in a one-dimensional shock tube using smoothed particle hydrodynamics

Christopher S. McCormick, Timothy F. Miller

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Simulations of shock-wave reflection in a model one-dimensional shock tube have been made using a Lagrangian technique called smoothed particle hydrodynamics. Different boundary methods have been compared with regard to their ability to model a one-dimensional reflecting shock wave in a shock tube. Oar simulations show that the introduction of imaginary particles appears to be the most effective method of boundary simulation for transient shock reflection. The choice of artificial diffusion treatment is ambiguous. Use of flux-corrected transport minimizes shock smearing, but produces postreflection oscillations. Artificial viscosity produces better postreflection behavior, but greater smearing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)473-488
Number of pages16
JournalNumerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1994


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computer Science Applications

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