Shock Waves

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 3–12 | Cite as

Recent work on gaseous detonations

  • M.A. Nettleton
Original article


The paper reviews recent progress in the field of gaseous detonations, with sections on shock diffraction and reflection, the transition to detonation, hybrid, spherically-imploding, and galloping and stuttering fronts, their structure, their transmission and quenching by additives, the critical energy for initiation and detonation of more unusual fuels. The final section points out areas where our understanding is still far from being complete and contains some suggestions of ways in which progress might be made.

Key words: Review, Detonation, Unsteady waves, Gaseous explosion, Damage 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • M.A. Nettleton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia AU

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