Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics

, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp 457–460

Detonation Wave Propagation in Rotational Gas Flows

  • V. A. Levin
  • G. A. Skopina

DOI: 10.1023/B:JAMT.0000030320.77965.c1

Cite this article as:
Levin, V.A. & Skopina, G.A. Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics (2004) 45: 457. doi:10.1023/B:JAMT.0000030320.77965.c1


This paper studies the propagation of detonation and shock waves in vortex gas flows, in which the initial pressure, density, and velocity are generally functions of the coordinate — the distance from the symmetry axis. Rotational axisymmetric flow having a transverse velocity component in addition to a nonuniform longitudinal velocity is considered. The possibility of propagation of Chapman–Jouguet detonation waves in rotating flows is analyzed. A necessary conditions for the existence of a Chapman–Jouguet wave is obtained.

vortexshock wavedetonation waveaxisymmetric flowdiscontinuity surfaceChapman–Jouguet wave

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Levin
    • 1
  • G. A. Skopina
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Automatics and Control Processes, Far East Division, Russian Academy of SciencesVladivostok