Numerical Study of Initiation and Propagation of One-Dimensional Detonations

  • Victor Roytburd
Conference paper
Part of the The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and Its Applications book series (IMA, volume 29)


In this paper we briefly review some recent work centered on numerical simulation of initiation and propagation of reactive shock waves. This work is a joint project with A. Majda [1–3] with some very recent contributions by Majda’s Ph.D. student A. Bourlioux.


Induction Time Nonlinear Acoustics Direct Initiation Weak Regime Unstable Detonation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor Roytburd
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

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