The pressure field generated by the impact of a rigid or flexible body on the surface of an inviscid, compressible fluid is considered. Some general results for the forces generated by the impact are given. Pressure distributions for rigid wedges are computed from known analogous solutions of linearized supersonic airfoil theory. In the impact problem, the transition from compressible to incompressible behavior is demonstrated as the velocity of impact is reduced.
Impact on the Surface of a Compressible Fluid
School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University, New York, N. Y.
Cambridge Acoustical Associates, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.
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Skalak, R., and Feit, D. (August 1, 1966). "Impact on the Surface of a Compressible Fluid." ASME. J. Eng. Ind. August 1966; 88(3): 325–331. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3670955
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