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Computational Shock Compression

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Computational modeling can help verify and visualize experimental results, as in this video of supersonic flow. Oak Ridge National Laboratory produced the work as part of a project using shock compression and turbines to capture carbon dioxide gas. Shock waves and velocity profiles are shown throughout the computational field, and velocity isosurfaces paint a telling portrait of the complicated flow pattern. Wired Science features other award-winning simulation videos, many of which also feature fluid dynamics. #

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