Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry B

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 94–101 | Cite as

Erosive burning of a propellant in the field of a traveling acoustic wave

  • B. V. Novozhilov
  • Z. I. Kaganova
  • A. A. Belyaev
Combustion and Explosion


The response of the propellant burning rate to periodically varied pressure and the tangential mass flow of the combustion products is examined within the framework of the phenomenological theory of unsteady combustion. The effect of an elementary acoustic disturbance, a plane monochromatic traveling acoustic wave, is examined. The analytical and numerical results are obtained for the simplest propellant model with a minimum number of parameters. The roles of the steady and unsteady components of erosion at low and high values of the erosion ratio are established.


Acoustic Wave Combustion Product Burning Rate Mass Burning Rate Steady Burning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. V. Novozhilov
    • 1
  • Z. I. Kaganova
    • 1
  • A. A. Belyaev
    • 1
  1. 1.Semenov Institute of Chemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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