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Regimes of Supersonic Combustion: Detonation Waves

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

Abstract

Detonation is the most destructive regime of combustion and, though this process is an infrequent occurrence in the real life, especially in hydrogen + air mixtures, its characteristics are analyzed because of the potential great danger of the process.

Keywords

Critical energy Cell size Detonation Limits of detonation Initiation 

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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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