Numerical Modeling of the Initiation of Reacting Shock Waves
The transition to detonation in gases is a very complicated multifaceted process. Turbulent mixing, interaction of acoustic waves with underlying chemical reactions, formation of regularly spaced Mach stem structures—this is just a partial list of phenomena taking part in the transition from deflagration to a self-sustained detonation. (See the review article  for an experimentalist’s summary). In this paper through carefully documented numerical experiments we investigate one aspect of the transition process which is also related to the direct initiation of reacting shock waves.
KeywordsDetonation Wave Initial Pulse Compressible Euler Equation Brush Flame Direct Initiation
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