Mach Reflection

Mach reflection is a supersonic fluid dynamics effect, named for Ernst Mach, and is a shock wave reflection pattern involving three shocks.

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Types of Mach Reflection
... The only type of Mach reflection possible in steady flow is direct Mach reflection, in which the Mach stem is convex away from the oncoming flow, and the slip plane slopes towards the ... that the triple point remain stationary relative to the surface (stationary Mach reflection), or move toward the surface (inverse Mach reflection) ... In inverse Mach reflection, the Mach stem is convex toward the oncoming flow, and the slip plane curves away from the boundary ...

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