High-resolution Simulation of Detonations with Detailed Chemistry

  • Ralf Deiterding
  • Georg Bader


Numerical simulations can be the key to the thorough understanding of the multi-dimensional nature of transient detonation waves. But the accurate approximation of realistic detonations is extremely demanding, because a wide range of different scales need to be resolved. This paper describes an entire solution strategy for the Euler equations of thermally perfect gas-mixtures with detailed chemical kinetics that is based on a highly adaptive finite volume method for blockstructured Cartesian meshes. Large-scale simulations of unstable detonation structures of hydrogen-oxygen detonations demonstrate the efficiency of the approach in practice.


Euler Equation Detonation Wave Triple Point Riemann Problem Slip Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralf Deiterding
    • 1
  • Georg Bader
    • 2
  1. 1.California Institute of TechnologyPasadena
  2. 2.Institut für MathematikTechnische Universität CottbusCottbus

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