On the evolution of plane detonations
Abstract
Numerical solutions of the NavierStokes equations for the plane onedimensional unsteady motion of a compressible, combustible gas mixture are used to follow the history of events that are initiated by addition of large heat power through a solid surface bounding an effectively semiinfinite domain occupied by the gas. Plane Zel'dovichvon NeumannDoring detonations eventually appear either at the precursor shock (which exists in every set of circumstances) or in the regions, occupied by an unsteady inductiondomain and an initially quasisteady fastflame, that lie behind the precursor shock.
 Publication:

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A
 Pub Date:
 June 1990
 DOI:
 10.1098/rspa.1990.0060
 Bibcode:
 1990RSPSA.429..259C
 Keywords:

 Detonable Gas Mixtures;
 Heat Transfer;
 NavierStokes Equation;
 One Dimensional Flow;
 Unsteady Flow;
 Activation Energy;
 Combustion;
 Detonation;
 Flame Propagation;
 Shock Waves;
 Temperature Profiles;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer