Shock Waves Science and Technology Library, Vol. 6

Detonation Dynamics

  • F. Zhang

Part of the Shock Wave Science and Technology Reference Library book series (SHOCKWAVES, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Sorin Bastea, Laurence E. Fried
    Pages 1-31
  3. Andrew Higgins
    Pages 33-105
  4. Hoi Dick Ng, Fan Zhang
    Pages 107-212
  5. Anatoly A. Vasil’ev
    Pages 213-279
  6. Daniel Desbordes, Henri-Noël Presles
    Pages 281-338
  7. Craig M. Tarver
    Pages 339-372
  8. John B. Bdzil, D. Scott Stewart
    Pages 373-453
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 455-461

About this book


This book, as a volume of the Shock Wave Science and Technology Reference Library, is primarily concerned with the fundamental theory of detonation physics in gaseous and condensed phase reactive media.

The detonation process involves complex chemical reaction and fluid dynamics, accompanied by intricate effects of heat, light, electricity and magnetism - a contemporary research field that has found wide applications in propulsion and power, hazard prevention as well as military engineering.

The seven extensive chapters contained in this volume are:

- Chemical Equilibrium Detonation (S. Bastea and LE Fried)

- Steady One-Dimensional Detonations (A Higgins)

- Detonation Instability (HD Ng and F Zhang)

- Dynamic Parameters of Detonation (AA Vasiliev)

- Multi-Scaled Cellular Detonation (D Desbordes and HN Presles)

- Condensed Matter Detonation: Theory and Practice (C Tarver)

- Theory of Detonation Shock Dynamics (JB Bdzil and DS Stewart)

The chapters are thematically interrelated in a systematic descriptive approach, though, each chapter is self-contained and can be read independently from the others.  It offers a timely reference of theoretical detonation physics for graduate students as well as professional scientists and engineers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • F. Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Establishment Suffield, Medical Countermeasures SectionDefence ResearchMedicine HatCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-22966-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-22967-1
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