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Shock Waves pp 301-306 | Cite as

Development of a shock-induced detonation driver

  • F. K. Lu
  • D. R. Wilson
Conference paper

Abstract

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].

Keywords

Detonation Wave Shock Tube Detonation Tube Gaseous Detonation Product Drive Tube 
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References

  1. 1.
    F.K. Lu, D.R. Wilson, R.J. Bakos, J.I. Erdos: Recent advances in detonation techniques for high-enthalpy facilities. AIAA J 38(9), 1676 (2000)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    H. Olivier, Z. Jiang, H. Yu, F.K. Lu: ‘Detonation Driven Shock Tubes and Tunnels’. In: Advanced hypersonic facilities. AIAA, Reston, Virginia, 2002, ed. by F.K. Lu, D.E. Marren (2002) pp. 135–203Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    F.K. Lu, D.R. Wilson: Detonation driver for enhancing shock tube performance. Shock Waves, (2003), (in press)Google Scholar

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© Tsinghua University Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. K. Lu
    • 1
  • D. R. Wilson
    • 1
  1. 1.Aerodynamics Research CenterUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA

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