On The Transition from Deflagration to Detonation

  • Joseph E. Shepherd
  • John H. S. Lee
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Abstract

An introduction is given to the problem and principal research themes of the deflagration-to-detonation transition phenomenon. The key ideas of flame acceleration and detonation initiation are briefly discussed. Recent research is described with an emphasis on photographic studies of the propagation mechanisms of quasi-detonations. Theoretical notions about the spontaneous development of detonation are reviewed. Relationships between hotspots, reaction waves, and shock wave amplification are emphasized.

Keywords

Combustion Vortex Methane Convection Agate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph E. Shepherd
    • 1
  • John H. S. Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA
  2. 2.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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