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The article presents and explains the diamond-shaped pattern that appears in the rocket engine and jet engine exhausts. Several photographs illustrate this phenomenon, and images show how crisscrossing shock waves produce the diamond shapes.
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- Dynamics of Fluids
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= Static Pressure
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 1997 Aerospaceweb
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Keywords: Pressure, exhaust, jet, rocket, shockwave
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 3, 2010 by Foha Rafiq
Record Updated: Jul 16, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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May 17, 2005
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(Areospaceweb, 1997), WWW Document, (
Shock Diamonds and Mach Disks , (Areospaceweb, 1997), <>.
APA Format
Shock Diamonds and Mach Disks . (2005, May 17). Retrieved July 28, 2016, from Areospaceweb:
Chicago Format
Areospaceweb. Shock Diamonds and Mach Disks . Areospaceweb, May 17, 2005. (accessed 28 July 2016).
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Shock Diamonds and Mach Disks . Areospaceweb, 1997. 17 May 2005. 28 July 2016 <>.
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