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Numerical Modeling of the Initiation of Reacting Shock Waves

  • Andrew Majda
  • Victor Roytburd
Part of the The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and Its Applications book series (IMA, volume 12)

Abstract

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 [7] 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.

Keywords

Detonation Wave Initial Pulse Compressible Euler Equation Brush Flame Direct Initiation 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Majda
    • 1
  • Victor Roytburd
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Program for Applied and Computational MathematicsPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematical SciencesRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

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