Advantages and Limitations of Chapman—Jouguet and Zeldovich—Von Neumann—Döring Detonation Physical Models

  • Anatoly N. Dremin
Part of the High-Pressure Shock Compression of Condensed Matter book series (SHOCKWAVE)


Catastrophic explosions in coal pits provided a stimulus for detailed investigations of flame propagation in tubes by scientists in a number of countries at the end of the nineteenth century. One of the most interesting results of these investigations was the discovery of gaseous detonation by two groups of French scientists: Mallard and Le Chatelier [MLC83], and Berthelot and Vieille [BV83]. The detonation wave is quite different from all other types of flame propagation. It propagates with a constant supersonic velocity particular to each gas mixture: this velocity is independent of the tube material, length, and diameter, provided that it exceeds some limiting value for each mixture composition.


Detonation Wave Detonation Velocity Detonation Product Detonation Front Liquid Explosive 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anatoly N. Dremin
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  1. 1.Institute for Chemical Physics ResearchRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovkaRussia

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