Accession Number : AD0622842

Title :   ON THE DYNAMICS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF DETONATION IN A GASEOUS MEDIUM,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY COLL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Oppenheim,A. K.

Report Date : 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : An elementary gasdynamic treatment is made of two problems of detonation analysis: (1) the generation of the pressure wave by the flame kernel, and (2) the interaction between various pressure waves and combustion fronts. In regard to the first problem, two models are presented which represent the lower and upper bounds respectively for the gasdynamics solution of a flow field generated by the initial growth of a flame kernel in an explosive gas. The second problem is analyzed by a graphical technique, the vector polar method. It is concerned only with effects in the large and can be considered as the generalization of the method of characteristics to finite wave interaction processes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DETONATIONS, FLUID DYNAMICS), (*GAS FLOW, DETONATIONS), (*EXPLOSIVE GASES, DETONATIONS), FLAMES, SHOCK WAVES, COMBUSTION, VECTOR ANALYSIS, EXPLOSIONS, PROPAGATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE