Development of a shock-induced detonation driver
A shock tube’s performance can be improved by using a detonation driver that produces a driver gas with a high pressure, a high temperature, a low specific heat ratio and a high speed of sound. Major drawbacks, however, are that the gaseous detonation products have high molecular weight compared to helium and the potential danger. The detonation driver technique, while not new, has been re-examined lately [1,2].
KeywordsDetonation Wave Shock Tube Detonation Tube Gaseous Detonation Product Drive Tube
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