Numerical Simulation of Initial Shock and Detonation Wave Development in Shock-Tube Configurations

  • P. R. Ess
  • J. P. Sislian
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The purpose of the present work is to provide insight into the numerical computation of shock- and detonation-waves, with a particular focus on high levels of grid refinement. This addresses the possibility of achieving a grid-independent solution and resolving the zone resulting from the ignition delay in the case of a detonation wave. Both viscous and inviscid flow solutions for shock and detonation waves are compared, and planar flow computations are used to assist with the setup of a twodimensional flow through a duct, blocked by 1/9-th of the inflow area by a cube placed on the centre-line of the duct.


Shock Wave Mach Number Detonation Wave Ignition Delay Initial Shock 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. R. Ess
    • 1
  • J. P. Sislian
    • 2
  1. 1.DLRInstitute of Combustion TechnologyStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.UTIASTorontoCanada

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