Hugoniot Equation

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Hugoniot Equation

 

an equation that links the density and pressure in a stream of gas before a shock with the density and pressure after the shock. It is applied in gas dynamics for calculating gas flows, as well as in detonation theory. It is named after the French scientist P. H. Hugoniot. The curve that expresses Hugoniot’s equation is called the Hugoniot curve.

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Projected onto the unit normal N, the first of (19) then is none other than the celebrated Hugoniot equation of the shock-wave theory, i.e.,