Numerical investigation of the propagation of shock waves in rigid porous materials: Development of the computer code and comparison with experimental results Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract The governing equations of the flow field which is obtained when a thermoelastic rigid porous medium is struck head-one by a shock wave are developed using the multiphase approach. The one-dimensional version of these equations is solved numerically using a TVD-based numerical code. The numerical predictions are compared to experimental results and good to excellent agreements are obtained for different porous materials and a wide range of initial conditions.

publication date

  • January 1, 1996