Detonations

Introduction

  • Detonations are supersonic combustion waves

  • Can be unstable and produce complex cellular structures

Research Details

  • Investigation of dodecane-air gas-phase detonations

  • Applicable for fuel storage safety and detonation-based propulsion 

  • Complex chemistry including pyrolysis

  • 2-D reactive compressible Navier-Stokes equations

  • Detailed multi-step reaction mechanism 

  • Specially designed simplified one-step reaction model

Collaborators

Sai Sandeep Dammati, Texas A&M University 

Alexei Poludnenko​, University of Connecticut 

Pressure contours for the simplified one-step reaction model