Turbulence meets a shock

Interaction of shocks and turbulence investigated with a focus on high intensity turbulence levels. A new theoretical framework was developed and tested to understand turbulent jumps of mean thermodynamic quantities, shock structure and amplification factors. TACC’s XSEDE-allocated Stampede2 ran simulations of shock turbulence interactions at unprecedented levels of realism. Research could help develop supersonic and hypersonic aircraft, more efficient engine ignition, as well as probe the mysteries of supernova explosions, star formation, and more.

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