Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry B

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 308–320 | Cite as

Mathematical modeling of the chemical inhibition of the detonation of hydrogen-air mixtures

  • V. V. Azatyan
  • S. N. Medvedev
  • S. M. Frolov
Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves


A mathematical modeling of the chemical inhibition of the detonation of hydrogen-air mixtures is performed. It is demonstrated that a one-dimensional model of detonation based on a chain-branching mechanism of hydrogen combustion makes it possible to describe the main regularities of the effect of inhibitors on detonation. The calculation results, which are in good agreement with the available experimental data, show that inhibition causes a narrowing of the concentration limits of detonation and an increase in the critical diameter of detonation.


Detonation Velocity Shock Wave Front Ignition Delay Time Hugoniot Curve Branch Chain Reaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Azatyan
    • 1
  • S. N. Medvedev
    • 2
  • S. M. Frolov
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Structural Macrokinetics and Problems of Materials ScienceRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovka, Moscow oblastRussia
  2. 2.Semenov Institute of Chemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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