Gasdynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080254425, 9781483150055

Gasdynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems

1st Edition

Proceedings of the 6th Colloquium Held in Stockholm, Sweden, 22-26 August 1977

Editors: A. K. Oppenheim
eBook ISBN: 9781483150055
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 776
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Gas Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems documents the proceedings of the 6th Colloquium held at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, 22-26 August 1977. The meeting was held under the auspices of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the International Academy of Astronautics. The scientific program included over one hundred papers. The contributions in this volume are organized into four parts. Part I contains papers on gaseous detonations. It covers topics such as theoretical model of a detonation cell; spherical detonations in hydrocarbon-air mixtures; and shock wave propagation in tubes filled with water foams. Part II presents studies on explosions, such as the detonation of hydrogen azide and propagation of a laser-supported detonation wave. Part III examines condensed phase detonations. It includes papers on the mechanism of the divergent and convergent dark waves originating at the charge boundary in detonating liquid homogeneous explosives with unstable detonation front; and initiation studies in sensitized nitromethane. Part IV presents discussions on turbulent detonations, covering topics such as the computational aspects of turbulent combustion and problems and techniques in turbulent reactive systems.

Table of Contents

Acta Astronautica, Volume 5, Nos. 11/12


List of Papers Presented at the Sixth International Colloquium on Gasdynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems, 22-26 August 1977

Photochemical Initiation of Gaseous Detonations

Closed Theoretical Model of a Detonation Cell

Initiation of Spherical Detonation in Hydrocarbon/Air Mixtures

Explosion dans Fair de charges sphériques non confinées de mélanges réactifs gazeux

Shock Waves in Water Foams

Shock Sensitivity of Nitromethane with Well Defined Hot Spots Distribution

Theoretical Studies of Shock-Initiated Detonations

Cylindrical Heterogeneous Detonation Waves

The Turbulent Combustion of a Propane-Air Mixture

Combustion of Solid Materials in a Turbulent Gas Stream (In French)

An Experimental Study of Flame Turbulence

Blasting Methods to Improve Rock Fragmentation

The Role of Viscosity of Solids in Microparticle Cratering

Shock Tube Study of Boundary Layer Instability

A Study of Detonation in Methane/Air Clouds

Numerical Modeling of Unsteady Flame Propagation

Propagation of a Flame Through a Stratified Charge Combustion Chamber

Gasification Effects in the Heterogeneous Ignition of a Condensed Fuel by a Hot Gas

Mass Transfer Interaction of Moving Particles in a Reactive Dispersive System

The Influence of Pressure on Combustion Intensity


Summary of discussion on explosive clouds

Acta Astronautica, Volume 6, Nos. 3/4

A Study of Hydrogen Azide Detonation with Heat Transfer at the Wall

The Ground Impulse Generated by a Plane Fuel-Air Explosion with Side Relief

Propagation of a Laser-Supported Detonation Wave

A Model for Spray Detonations

Calculations of Detonation Waves in Gas-Droplet Systems

Investigations of Chemical Reactions in a Turbulent Media

Joint Probability Density Function in Turbulent Combustion

Rock Breakage by Explosives

Cavities and Gas Penetrations from Blasts in Stressed Rock with Flooded Joints

On the Role of Stress Waves and Quasi-static Gas Pressure in Rock Fragmentation by Blasting

Study of Condensed System Combustion Front by Mass-Spectrometry

CO2 Vibrational Temperature Measurements in CO + N2O Gas-Dynamic Laser

Change in the Shape of the Diffracting Shock Wave at a Convex Corner

Unsteady Rectilinear Flows of a non-Homentropic Gas

The Transition from Slow Burning to Detonation

On the Modeling of Turbulent Reacting Flows in Furnaces and Combustion Chambers

A Study of Flat Methane-Air Flames at Various Equivalence Ratios

The Thermal Diffusion Factors of an Argon-Helium Mixture in the High Temperature Range (2000-4000K)

Partial Equilibrium and Relaxation in a Plasma

Acta Astronautica, Volume 6, Nos. 7/8

On Detonation Waves Supported by Diffusion Flames-II

Dark Waves in Liquid Homogeneous Explosives with Unstable Detonation Front

Initiation and Detonation Studies in Sensitized Nitromethane

Relation of Chemical and Physical Processes in Two-Phase Detonations

Flame Turbulence Studies

On the Turbulence in Premixed Flames

Shock Tube Ignition and Detonation Studies by Resonance (10.6µ) Absorption in Propane

Evolution of Induction Time in Detonation Cells

Nonstationary Wave Structure of Intermittent Supersonic Jet

An Experimental Study on Shock-Induced Combustion of Hydrogen

Application of the Finite Element Method to Wave Propagation Problems

On Simple Theoretical Models of Two-Phase Flows Associated with Combustion

Diffusion Flames in a Chamber

Temperature Dependence of Rates of Bimolecular Elementary Reactions

Chemical Kinetics at Equilibrium of an Ionized Mixture

Discussions on Turbulent Combustion


Discussion Contribution

Comments on the Computational Aspects of Turbulent Combustion

Weak Turbulent Premixed Flame

A Few Problems and Techniques in Turbulent Reactive Systems

On the Generation of Turbulence in Highly Transient Combustion Driven Flows

Comments on Structure of Turbulent Jet Diffusion Flame

Calculation of Turbulent, Combusting Flows


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