Fast Deflagration and Quasi-Detonation

  • Boris E. Gelfand
  • Mikhail V. Silnikov
  • Sergey P. Medvedev
  • Sergey V. Khomik
Part of the Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena book series (SHOCKWAVE)


In actual operating spaces encumbered with technical tools and equipment there is a possibility of filling them with combustible mixtures. As a rule, feedback mechanisms providing interaction between flame/initial mixture motion and compression waves generated during the combustion process are possible and exist in reactive mixtures. Below are some known examples of such mechanisms [1]:


Deflagration-to-detonation transition Flame acceleration Fast deflagration Quasi-detonation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Boris E. Gelfand
    • 1
  • Mikhail V. Silnikov
    • 2
  • Sergey P. Medvedev
    • 1
  • Sergey V. Khomik
    • 1
  1. 1.N.N. Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics RASMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Special Materials Corp.Saint PetersburgRussia

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