The transition from deflagration to detonation
Abstract
A unified, mathematical description of all steady, onedimensional combustion waves, deflagrations and detonations, and the unsteady flame acceleration process inherent in DDT is presented. A set of equations governing onedimensional, unsteady combustion using the mathematical limit in which the activation energy of Arrehnius kinetics becomes large compared to the thermal energy of the gas were analyzed. The problem posed by activationenergy asymptotics (AEA) is discussed generally and in the simpler, particular case where the heat release during chemical reaction is small.
 Publication:

Ph.D. Thesis
 Pub Date:
 1981
 Bibcode:
 1981PhDT........95S
 Keywords:

 Deflagration;
 Detonation;
 Flame Propagation;
 Backfire;
 Combustion Physics;
 Detonation Waves;
 Mathematical Models;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer