Diagnostics of the non-linear richtmyer-Meshkov instability

M. Herrmann, S. I. Abarzhi

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We study analytically and numerically the evolution of the two-dimensional coherent structure of bubbles and spikes in the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability (RMI) for fluids with a finite density ratio. New diagnostics and scalings are suggested for accurate quantification of RMI dynamics. New similarity features of the late-time instability evolution are observed. The results obtained can serve as benchmarks for high energy density laboratory experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-255
Number of pages5
JournalAstrophysics and Space Science
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Diagnostics
  • Multi-scale dynamics
  • Richtmyer-Meshkov
  • Similarity
  • Supernovae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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