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Nicholas Apazidis

Professor
Phone: +46 8 790 71 48
Fax: +46 8 796 98 50
E-mail: nap@mech.kth.se
WWW: Personal Homepage
Room: 3610 Osquars backe 18

Education

PhD 1985 and Docent 1994 in mechanics, KTH

Research and Professional Activities

Shock propagation in fluids. Focusing of strong shocks. Shock wave stability. High energy concentration by strong converging shocks. Shock propagation in heterogeneous liquid/gas media including shock/bubble and shock/droplet interaction.

Teaching Activity

Leader for the following list of courses.
For the complete list of courses at mechanics, see Courses .

CourseProg.TitleKTH Info
SG1113 CTFYS Mechanics, Continuation Course SG1113
SG1140 CMAST Mechanics II SG1140
SG1140 CFATE Mechanics II SG1140
SG1130 CTFYS Mechanics I SG1130

Publications

Please note that this list might not be complete. Follow each article link for additional authors.

YearTitle
2018Plane blast wave propagation in air with a transverse thermal inhomogeneity
European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids 67 220-2230 (Published)
2018Shock focusing phenomena
Springer   (Published)
2018Plane blast wave interaction with an elongated straight and inclined heat-generated inhomogeneity
Journal of Fluid Mechanics 851 245-267 (Published)
2016Limiting Temperatures of Spherical Shock Wave Implosion
Phys. Rev. Lett. 116  (Published)
2016Numerical investigation of shock induced bubble collapse in water
Physics of Fluids 28 046101 (Published)
2016Plane shock wave interaction with a cylindrical water column
Physics of Fluids   (Accepted)
2016Plane shock wave interaction with a cylindrical water column
Physics of Fluids 28  (Published)
2016Attenuation of strong external blast by foam barriers
Physics of Fluids 28 096105 (Published)
2015Temperature measurements at the focus of a converging spherical shock wave
Proc. 30th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 19-24, 2015, Tel Aviv   (Published)
2015Mitigation of exploding-wire-generated blast-waves by aqueous foam
Physics of Fluids 27 076103 (Published)
2014Mitigation of blast-waves by aqueous-foam barriers - implementation of exploding wire technique
Proc. 21st International Shock Interaction Symposium, August 3-8, 2014, Riga   (Published)
2014Numerical investigation of shock induced bubble collapse in water
Proceedings of the 21th International Shock Interaction Symposium, August 3-8, 2014, Riga, Lithuania   (Published)
2013High energy concentration by spherical converging shocks in a shock tube with conically shaped test section
Proceedings of the 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, Wisconsin, July 14-19, 2013  195-196 (Published)
2013High energy concentration by symmetric shock focusing
Shock waves 23 361-368 (Published)
2012Report on the 20th international shock interaction symposium
Shock waves 22 653 (Published)
2012Polygonal shock waves: comparison between experiments and geometrical shock dynamics
Proceedings of the 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves held in Manchester UK, 17 to 22 July 2011, Vol 2 2  (Published)
2012Book of Proceedings of the 20th International Shock Interaction Symposium
Proceedings of the 20th International Shock Interaction Symposium, August 20-24, 2012, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden   (Published)
2012Generation of spherical shock waves in a simple shock tube
Book of Proceedings of the 20th International Shock Interaction Symposium   (Published)
2012Energy concentration by spherical converging shocks generated in a shock tube
Physics of Fluids 24 126103 (Published)
2012High energy concentration by symmetric shock focusing
Proceedings of the 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves held in Manchester UK, 17 to 22 July 2011, Vol 2 1 99-104 (Published)
2011Experimental determination of self-similarity constant for converging cylindrical shocks
Physics of fluids 23 116103 (Published)
2010Thermal radiation from a converging shock implosion
Physics of Fluids 22 046102 (Published)
2010Shock dynamics of strong imploding cylindrical and spherical shock waves with real gas effects
Physics of Fluids 22 116102 (Published)
2009Turning points of the spherical pendulum and the golden ratio
European journal of physics 30 427 - 432 (Published)
2007Controlling the form of strong converging shock waves by means of disturbances
Shock waves 17 29-42 (Published)
2007Regular versus Mach reflection for converging polygonal shocks
Shock waves 17 43-50 (Published)
2007Light emission during shock wave focusing in air and argon
Physics of fluids A 19 106106 (Published)
2007 Light emission during shock wave focusing in air and argon
Physics of fluids A   (Accepted)
2007Shaping converging shock waves
AIP Conference Proceedings 52  (Published)
2006Shaping converging shock waves by means of obstacles
Journal of Visualization 9(3) 240 (Published)
2006Focusing of strong shocks in an annular shock tube
Shock waves 15 205-217 (Published)
2006High energy concentration in gas by shock focusing
AIP Conference Proceedings   (Published)
2003Focusing of strong shocks in an elliptic cavity
Shock waves 13 91-101 (Published)
2002An experimental and theoretical study of converging shock waves
Shock waves 12 39-58 (Published)
2001Theoretical and Experimental Study of Shock Wave Focusing in a Confined Reflector
CISM, Drop - surface interactions 456 295-298 (Published)
1999On shock waves in a confined reflector
Wear 233-235 79-85 (Published)
1996On generation and convergence of polygonal-shaped shock waves.
J. Fluid Mech. 309 301-319 (Published)
1995Motion of a torsion pendulum immersed in a linear viscous liquid.
J. Sound & Vibration 184 745-758 (Published)
1994Focusing of weak shock waves in confined axisymmetric chambers.
Shock waves 3 201-212 (Published)
1994Oscillation of the waterlevel in a well connected to a aquifer.
Appl. Sci. Res. 52 251-256 (Published)
1994Focusing of weak shock waves in confined axisymmetric chambers.
Shock waves 3 201-212 (Published)
1993Focusing of weak shock waves on a target in parabolic chamber.
Shock waves 3 1-10 (Published)
1991Control of pressure distribution in shock generators with elliptic cross-sections
Shock waves 2 147-156 (Published)
1990Temperature distribution and heat transfer in a particle-fluid flow past a heated horizontal plate
Int. J. Multiphase Flow 16 495-513 (Published)
1988Gas-particle flow in a deep vertical cavity due to thermal convection and phase separation
Int. J. Multiphase Flow 14 607-631 (Published)
1988Starting and oscillating flows of a particle-fluid suspension in a circular pipe.
J. Tech. Phys 29 9-18 (Published)
1985On two-phase flow in a vertical parallel-plate channel of infinite length
J. Tech. Phys 26 259-273 (Published)
1985On two-dimensional laminar flows of a particulate suspension
Int. J. Multiphase Flow 11 675-698 (Published)
1985Influence of bubble expansion and relative velocity on the performance and stability of an airlift pump.
Int. J. Multiphase Flow 11 459-479 (Published)

Internal Reports

Please note that this list might not be complete.

YearTitleDocument Type
1985Some problems of stability and structure of two-phase flow. Doctoral thesis