Gasdynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems

Gasdynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems

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

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Editor: A. K. Oppenheim
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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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  • No. of pages: 776
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483150055

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