The Shock-wave Induced Spray Process (SISP) is a method of applying coatings of various metallic-based materials onto a wide range of different substrates. It utilizes the kinetic and thermal energy induced by a moving shock-wave to accelerate and heat powder particles. A transient axisymmetric model for the process is developed using Fluent. The model is validated with reference to a simplified one-dimensional approximation of the flow field. Values of pressure, axial velocity, Mach number, as well as static and total temperature are carefully examined. It is found that a zone develops in the flow that experiences elevated levels of temperature and velocity simultaneously. This is the main distinction between SISP and traditional CGDS processes. The effects of varying supply pressure and temperature on these flow variables are investigated in detail. Additionally, the effect of changing the driving gas type is investigated using air and helium as examples.

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