reflected shock wave meaning

  "reflected shock wave" in a sentence
  • [Defence]
    When a shock wave traveling in a medium strikes the interface between this medium and a denser medium, part of the energy of the shock wave induces a shock wave in the denser medium and the remainder of the energy results in the formation of a reflected shock wave that travels back through the less dense medium.


  1. Such depth charges can also cause damage at longer distances, if reflected shock waves from the ocean floor or surface converge to amplify radial shock waves.
  2. The combustion instabilities can be provoked by remains of cleaning solvents in the engine ( e . g . the first attempted launch of a Titan II in 1962 ), reflected shock wave, initial instability after ignition, explosion near the nozzle that reflects into the combustion chamber, and many more factors.

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