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shock front

[′shäk ‚frənt]
(physics)
The outer side of a shock wave whose pressure rises from zero up to its peak value. Also known as pressure front.

shock front

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i. A shock wave regarded as the forward surface of a fluid region having characteristics different from those of the region ahead of the wave.
ii. The front side of a shock wave.
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The state behind the incident shock wave was the physical state of the reflection shock front. Thus, the reflection shock wave was superposed onto this high energy state.
At t = 11.16 ms, a shock front is reflected from the obstacle which leads to a shock propagation into negative x direction.
When a fluid is shocked, particles after the shock front experience both compressive and stress forces.
* SHOCK front page "At the start, we were told he wasn't going to make it, then that he was going to be a vegetable, then that he was going to have to be in hospital for a year, then it was eight months.
A loading of a structure directly exposed to an incident shock front generated by an above ground explosion takes place during the reflection of this front.
Here [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] is location of the shock front; [alpha] and A are constants.
The muzzle blast of the 9mm 85-grain AFR (Air Freedom Round), which is meant to be highly frangible, is so great that the first few shots recorded an average of 3,372 fps--which happens to be the speed of the muzzle blast shock front. I backed up a few feet and then got the real bullet velocity, shown in the accompanying table.
Also new is a coil-over shock front suspension, a revised rear suspension and a wider track width (three inches up front, one inch in back) for increased Stability.
But Howell's group spotted a delinquent la supernova, involving unusual chemicals and a slow shock front. The evidence points to a star that exploded at about 50 per cent larger than the limit--a discovery published in the Sept.
With the nonlinear Burgers equation and field data, procedures are developed to determine the sampler yield, the duration of inflow, the moving shock front or its velocity, as well as the storage of soil moisture readily available around the sphere of influence of the sink.
Whether the shock front passes from explosives material into air or from explosives material into a solid container wall, the shock wave will be partially reflected at the discontinuity (Davis 1998).