Reactive Burgers model for detonation propagation in a non-uniform medium

Aslan R. Kasimov, Andrei R. Gonchar

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In this work we analyze, within the framework of the reactive Burgers model (Kasimov et al., 2013), the propagation of detonation in a periodically varying medium. We investigate the role of the amplitude and the wavelength of the variations on the dynamics of both stable and unstable detonations. It is found that: (1) the periodic upstream can lead to the amplification of the detonation oscillations, i.e., there is a resonance, and (2) the detonation dynamics exhibits mode locking whereby the dynamics is “enslaved” by the upstream variations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3725-3732
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the Combustion Institute
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Detonation analog
  • Detonation theory
  • Fickett model
  • Mode locking
  • Reactive Burgers equation


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