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Title:On the evolution of celluar detonation
Author(s):Stewart, D. Scott; Aslam, Tariq D.; Yao, Jin
Subject(s):Celluar Detonation
Shock Evolution
Abstract:A detonation shock evolution equation that predicts both pulsating and cellular detonation has been derived in the limit of near Chapman-Jouguet detonation, weak curvature, slow temporal variation and large activation energy, with a newly-applied technique of the method of successive approximation. The evolution equation describes a wave hierarchy that is consistent with the linear stability theory of the evolution equation. We define the parameter regime where the equation applies. The transverse wave instability as indicated from analysis, leads to cellular detonation. Triple points tracks correspond to shock-shock intersections of the dynamic solution of smooth portions of the front. The dynamics of the cellular solution are consistent with the notion that the power of the detonation front is derived from the normal reaction-zone, and the triple points are generated as a natural consequence of the nonlinearity of the normal front evolution of independently propagating fronts and the consequent shock-shock intersections; not as the centers of blast waves. Explicit criteria for prediction of cell widths and cell aspect ratios are given.
Issue Date:1996-01
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 775
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:US Air Force Wright Laboratory 96/01; Air Force Office of Scientific Research 96/01
Rights Information:Copyright 1996 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04

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