Shock Waves

, Volume 5, Issue 1–2, pp 81–88 | Cite as

A global simulation method for obtaining reduced reaction mechanisms for use in reactive blast wave flows

  • Boyuan Jiang
  • David Ingram
  • Derek Causon
  • Robert Saunders


A finite rate chemistry solver usually consumes the largest part of the computing time in the numerical simulation of reactive flows. To reduce these costs, a global simulation method has been developed for systematically simplifying detailed reaction mechanisms and a reduced reaction mechanism for CH4−O2 is presented. This reduced mechanism accurately replicates the associated detailed mechanism whilst significantly reducing the required computing time. A shock induced methane combustion problem is computed by coupling the reduced reaction mechanism to a 1-D viscous compressible flow solver. As a comparison, a simulation of non-reactive shock flow having the same initial conditions is also performed. These calculations reveal some of the key features found in reactive shock flows.

Key words

Reduced reaction mechanism Reactive shock wave Blast wave flows Methane combustion Hydrocode 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Boyuan Jiang
    • 1
  • David Ingram
    • 1
  • Derek Causon
    • 1
  • Robert Saunders
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Flow Analysis, Department of Mathematics and PhysicsThe Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK

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