On a stabilization mechanism for low-velocity detonations

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Journal of Fluid Mechanics, ISSN: 1469-7645, Vol: 816, Issue: 1926, Page: 539-553

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/623877; http://arxiv.org/abs/1701.08265
Sow, Aliou; Semenko, Roman E.; Kasimov, Aslan R.
Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Physics and Astronomy; Engineering; compressible flows; detonations; nonlinear instability; Physics - Fluid Dynamics
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We use numerical simulations of the reactive Euler equations to analyse the nonlinear stability of steady-state one-dimensional solutions for gaseous detonations in the presence of both momentum and heat losses. Our results point to a possible stabilization mechanism for the low-velocity detonations in such systems. The mechanism stems from the existence of a one-parameter family of solutions found in Semenko et al. (Shock Waves, vol. 26 (2), 2016, pp. 141-160).