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Initiation of stabilized detonations by projectiles

Hung, P. and Shepherd, J. E. (2005) Initiation of stabilized detonations by projectiles. In: Shock Waves. Springer , Berlin, pp. 769-774. ISBN 978-3-540-22497-6.

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A high-speed projectile in combustible gas can initiate and stabilize a detonation wave under suitable conditions [1]. In this paper, numerical simulations of projectile induced detonation waves are presented. Using a one-step irreversible reaction model, the transition from shock-induced combustion to stabilized oblique detonation is observed via numerical simulations. An analysis of this transition by means of the critical decay-rate model, which considers a balance between energy-release due to reaction, and quenching due to shock-curvature, is presented.

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Additional Information:© 2005 Tsinghua University Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. This research was supported by DOE-ASCI-ASAP.
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Subject Keywords:Detonation Wave; Critical Radius; Detonation Initiation; Shock Curvature; Transverse Detonation Wave
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