7th National Symposium


Shock Waves

15 – 17 February, 2023

Hosted by

Physical Reseach Laboratory,


About the Society

The Society for Shock Wave Research (India), established in the year 2003, is a professional body dedicated to disseminate and nurture the “Science and Technology of Shock Waves and related area” in the country as well as globally.  This society currently located in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru is the forerunner for the International Shock Wave Institute (ISWI) established in the Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan and later shifted to Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan. 

Scientific Areas Covered

The 7th national symposium on shock wave will focus on the following areas of research that are actively carried out in the country by various centers, institutes and universities.


  • Pseudo-shock wave and shock train
  • Shock-induced boundary layer separation
  • Transonic buffeting
  • Shock wave diffraction
  • Shock wave reflections / refraction on interfaces
  • shock wave focusing
  • Shock wave diffraction over bodies or obstacles
  • R-M Instability


  • Shock wave bubble interaction
  • Shock wave interaction with dusty / granular / porous media
  • Shock waves in solids and liquids
  • Shock waves for material processing
  • Shock waves in multi-physics problem
  • Shock wave – boundary layer interaction
  • Shock wave – shear layer interaction
  • Shock wave – vortex interaction


  • Shocks in internal flow
  • Shock waves in rarefied flow
  • Shock waves in MHD flow
  • Hypersonic flow and shock waves
  • Shock waves in high enthalpy flows
  • High – speed flow diagnostics
  • Unsteady shock wave motion


  • Blast waves and ballistics
  • Blast loading on various structures
  • Blast wave propagation in various media
  • Blast wave mitigation
  • Shock induced detonation and blast waves


  • Medical and biological applications of shock waves
  • bTBI (blast-induced Traumatised Brain Injury)

Chemistry / Astrochemistry / Planetary Science

  • Ices and shocks
  • Impact craters and shocks
  • Shock tube and high-temperature chemical kinetics

Plenary speakers

Dr. Prateek Kishore

TBRL, Chandigarh

Dr. Ganesh TK Anavardham,

DRDL, Hyderabad

Dr. V Ashok

VSSC-ISRO, Trivandrum

Prof. Srisha Rao M V,

IISc, Bangalore

Public Lecture

Dr. Anil Bhardwaj


Physical Research Laboratory

There was a Boy; ye knew him well, ye cliffs
And islands of Winander! many a time,
At evening, when the earliest stars began
To move along the edges of the hills,
Uplifted, he, as through an instrument,
Blew mimic hootings to the silent owls
Then sometimes, in that silence, while he hung
Listening, a gentle shock of mild surprise

William Wordsworth

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