Shock waves are discontinuities that change the characteristics of the media where they appear owing to their own existence and their interactions with other media. Their appearance creates profound property changes in the media where they appear. When the shocks appear in air/gases, their interactions with the media interfaces induce unwanted forces on bodies and cause unpredictable fluid dynamic phenomena in flow systems. The characteristic changes induced by the shock waves can be both destructive and constructive. While in blast flow fields shock waves are mostly destructive in nature, in the bio-medical field, shock waves are widely utilized in needle-less drug delivery and shock wave lithotripsy, and in high-speed flow applications, shock compression is used to enhance the pressure and temperature levels to optimize the combustion performance.
The National Symposium on Shock Waves (NSSW) is a biennial event which has been serving as a platform for the scientific community in India to meet and exchange ideas on the study of shockwave related phenomena and its applications.
List of cities that hosted NSSW
1. Banglore -2010
2. Tanjavur -2012
3. Mumbai -2014
4. Coimbatore -2016
5. Chandigarh - 2018
The National Symposium on Shock Waves-2020 (NSSW2020) is the 6th symposium in the series of NSSW initiated by the Society for the Shock Wave Research (India). This will be held from 26th to 28th of February 2020 in Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Organizing Chair: Dr. G Rajesh, Department of Aerospace Engineering
Organizing Vice Chair: Dr. R Sriram, Department of Aerospace Engineering