On a stabilization mechanism for low-velocity detonations

Aliou Sow, Roman E. Semenko, Aslan R. Kasimov

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We use numerical simulations of the reactive Lula equations to analyse the nonlinear stability of steady-state one-dimensional solutions for gaseous detonations in the presence of both momentum and heat losses. Our results point to a possible stabilization mechanism for the low-velocity detonations in such systems. The mechanism stems from the existence of a one-parameter family of solutions found in Semenko el al.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)539-553
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Fluid Mechanics
StatePublished - Mar 8 2017

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: Research reported in this publication was supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).


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