An Analytical Nonlinear Theory of Richtmyer- Meshkov Instability

Richtmyer-Meshkov instability is a fingering instability which occurs at a material interface accelerated by a shock wave. We present an analytic, explicit prediction for the growth rate of the unstable interface. The theoretical prediction agrees, for the first time, with the experimental data on air-SF6, and is in remarkable agreement with the results of… CONTINUE READING