The transition between regular reflection (RR) and Mach reflection (MR) of a Type V shock–shock interaction on a double-wedge geometry with non-equilibrium high-temperature gas effects is investigated theoretically and numerically. A modified shock polar method that involves thermochemical non-equilibrium processes is applied to calculate the theoretical critical angles of transition based on the detachment criterion and the von Neumann criterion. Two-dimensional inviscid numerical simulations are performed correspondingly to reveal the interactive wave patterns, the transition processes, and the critical transition angles. The theoretical and numerical results of the critical transition angles are compared, which shows evident disagreement, indicating that the transition mechanism between RR and MR of a Type V shock interaction is beyond the admissible scope of the classical theory. Numerical results show that the collisions of triple points of the Type V interaction cause the transition instead. Compared with the frozen counterpart, it is found that the high-temperature gas effects lead to a larger critical transition angle and a larger hysteresis interval.
Shock Waves – Springer Journals
Published: Nov 13, 2017
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