Effects of hydraulic resistance and heat losses on detonability and flammability limits

Viatcheslav Bykov, Igor Goldfarb, Vladimir Gol'dshtein, Leonid Kagan, Gregory Sivashinsky

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Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of a one-dimensional combustion model capable of describing both deflagrations and detonations. Incorporating volumetric terms to account for hydraulic and thermal losses, the quenching diameters, below which each type of combustion wave cannot propagate, are calculated. The main conclusion is that, as expected, detonations have larger quenching diameters than deflagrations for sufficiently high activation energies. However, the opposite result is found for relatively low activation energies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-424
Number of pages12
JournalCombustion Theory and Modelling
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2004

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