Shock waves are of great interest in many fields of science and engineering, with applications in aerospace, medicine, biological sciences, material processing, manufacturing, microelectronic industries, and astrophysics. The complexity of shock physics increases particularly during the interaction of shock waves with other flow processes (e.g., turbulence, boundary layers, vortices) and structures, as well as when propagating through different materials. In addition to aerospace and broader engineering, shock waves are used successfully to treat various medical conditions and appear in environmental processes and cosmological events. The Special Topic covers all aspects of shock wave research, including theoretical, experimental, and computational analysis of flows featuring shock waves, with applications across science and engineering.
Dimitris Drikakis, University of Nicosia, Cyprus