7th National Symposium


Shock Waves

15th to 17th February 2023

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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

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

Shock tube and high-temperature chemical kinetics

Ices and shocks

Impact craters and shocks

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

Plenary speakers

Invited speakers

Contributed talks

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