Late-time growth of the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability for different Atwood numbers and different dimensionalities

Arnon Yosef-Hai, O. Sadot, D. Kartoon, Dan Oron, L. A. Levin, E. Sarid, Y. Elbaz, G. Ben-Dor, D. Shvarts

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The late-time growth rate of the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability was experimentally studied at different Atwood numbers with two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) single-mode initial perturbations. The results of these experiments were found to be in good agreement with the results of the theoretical model and numerical simulations. In another set of experiments a bubble-competition phenomenon, which was observed in previous work for 2D initial perturbation (Sadot et al., 1998), was shown to exist also when the initial perturbation is of a 3D nature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-368
Number of pages6
JournalLaser and Particle Beams
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003



  • Atwood number
  • Richtmyer-Meshkov instability
  • Shock tube
  • Three-dimensional

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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