The Detonation Phenomenon

The Detonation Phenomenon

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by John H. S. Lee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521897238

ISBN-13: 9780521897235

Pub. Date: 06/30/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book introduces the detonation phenomenon in explosives. It is ideal for engineers and graduate students with a background in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. The material is mostly qualitative, aiming to illustrate the physical aspects of the phenomenon. Classical idealized theories of detonation waves are presented first. These permit detonation speed, gas…  See more details below

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This book introduces the detonation phenomenon in explosives. It is ideal for engineers and graduate students with a background in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. The material is mostly qualitative, aiming to illustrate the physical aspects of the phenomenon. Classical idealized theories of detonation waves are presented first. These permit detonation speed, gas properties ahead and behind the detonation wave, and the distribution of fluid properties within the detonation wave itself to be determined. Subsequent chapters describe in detail the real unstable structure of a detonation wave. One-, two-, and three-dimensional computer simulations are presented along with experimental results using various experimental techniques. The important effects of confinement and boundary conditions and their influence on the propagation of a detonation are also discussed. The final chapters cover the various ways detonation waves can be formed and provide a review of the outstanding problems and future directions in detonation research.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521897235
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2008
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

2 Gasdynamic Theory of Detonations and Deflagrations 26

3 Dynamics of Detonation Products 53

4 Laminar Structure of Detonations 73

5 Unstable Detonations: Numerical Description 98

6 Unstable Detonations: Experimental Observations 147

7 Influence of Boundary Conditions 204

8 Deflagration-To-Detonation Transition 250

9 Direct Initiation of Detonations 297

Epilogue 373

Index 377

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