Multidimensional Shock Waves and Free Boundary Problems
Seminar Room 2, Newton Institute Gatehouse
In this talk we will discuss several longstanding, fundamental shock problems in mathematical fluid mechanics and related free boundary problems for nonlinear partial differential equations of mixed elliptic-hyperbolic type. These shock problems include the supersonic flow onto solid wedges (the Prandtl-Meyer problem), shock reflection-diffraction by concave cornered wedges (the von Neumann's conjectures), and shock diffraction by convex cornered wedges (the Lighthill problem).
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