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Title: Simulations of detonation wave propagation in rectangular ducts using a three-dimensional WENO scheme
Authors: Dou, H.-S. 
Tsai, H.M. 
Khoo, B.C. 
Qiu, J.X.
Keywords: Cell pattern formation
Transverse waves
Issue Date: Sep-2008
Citation: Dou, H.-S., Tsai, H.M., Khoo, B.C., Qiu, J.X. (2008-09). Simulations of detonation wave propagation in rectangular ducts using a three-dimensional WENO scheme. Combustion and Flame 154 (4) : 644-659. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper reports high resolution simulations using a fifth-order weighted essentially non-oscillatory (WENO) scheme with a third-order TVD Runge-Kutta time stepping method to examine the features of detonation front and physics in square ducts. The simulations suggest that two and three-dimensional detonation wave front formations are greatly enhanced by the presence of transverse waves. The motion of transverse waves generates triple points (zones of high pressure and large velocity coupled together), which cause the detonation front to become locally overdriven and thus form "hot spots." The transversal motion of these hot spots maintains the detonation to continuously occur along the whole front in two and three dimensions. The present simulations indicate that the influence of the transverse waves on detonation is more profound in three dimensions and the pattern of quasi-steady detonation fronts also depends on the duct size. For a "narrow" duct (4 L × 4 L where L is the half-reaction length), the detonation front displays a distinctive "spinning" motion about the axial direction with a well-defined period. For a wider duct (20 L × 20 L), the detonation front exhibits a "rectangular mode" periodically, with the front displaying "convex" and "concave" shapes one following the other and the transverse waves on the four walls being partly out-of-phase with each other. © 2008 The Combustion Institute.
Source Title: Combustion and Flame
ISSN: 00102180
DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2008.06.013
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