Detonation in supersonic radial outflow

Aslan R. Kasimov, Svyatoslav V. Korneev

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We report on the structure and dynamics of gaseous detonation stabilized in a supersonic flow emanating radially from a central source. The steady-state solutions are computed and their range of existence is investigated. Two-dimensional simulations are carried out in order to explore the stability of the steady-state solutions. It is found that both collapsing and expanding two-dimensional cellular detonations exist. The latter can be stabilized by putting several rigid obstacles in the flow downstream of the steady-state sonic locus. The problem of initiation of standing detonation stabilized in the radial flow is also investigated numerically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-341
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of Fluid Mechanics
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • detonation waves
  • detonations
  • reacting flows


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