On the normal detonation shock velocity-curvature relationship for materials with large activation energy

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Abstract

We derive the normal detonation shock velocity-curvature relation for a near-Chapman-Jouguet detonation, for an explosive material with Arrhenius kinetics and a large activation energy. Large activation energy asymptotics are used to develop an explicit exponential formula relating the shock curvature κ to the normal detonation shock speed, Dn. In this case, the Dn-κ relation is multivalued and has a turning point with a critical curvature κcr such that for κ > κcr, the possibility of detonation extinction arises. The asymptotic formula is in excellent agreement with the exact solution found by a numerical shooting procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)519-528
Number of pages10
JournalCombustion and Flame
Volume100
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • General Physics and Astronomy

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