Publication Type:

Conference Paper


IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Institute of Physics Publishing, Volume 225, Number 1 (2017)



Comsol multiphysics, Fabrication, Low costs, Metallic foils, Over-pressures, Pressure ratio, Reflected shocks, Shock tubes, Shock waves, Theoretical values, Tubes (components)


Shock waves have been used for medical, biological and industrial applications. In this paper design, frication and calibration of a low cost mini shock tube is presented. Commercial FEM software COMSOL multiphysics is used for analysis of shock tube flows. The hand operated mini shock tube is capable of generating shock Mach numbers up to 1.8, peak over pressures up to 8 bar. Experimental and theoretical values of pressure ratio jump primary and reflected shock closely agree with each other. The fabricated shock tube is used for free forming of metallic foils. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.


cited By 0; Conference of 1st International Conference on Materials, Alloys and Experimental Mechanics, ICMAEM 2017 ; Conference Date: 3 July 2017 Through 4 July 2017; Conference Code:130336

Cite this Research Publication

G. K. Nambiar, Sriram, M., Dharanidhar, M., Nair, P. G., and Nagaraja, S. R., “Design and Fabrication of hand operated mini Shock Tube”, in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 2017, vol. 225.