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Publisher Comments:

Detonation, as the authors point out, differs from other forms of combustion "in that all the important energy transfer is by mass flow in strong compression waves, with negligible contributions from other processes like heat conduction." Experiments have shown that these waves have a complex transverse structure, and have puzzled scientists by yielding some results that are at odds with the theoretical predictions.

This newly corrected edition of a classic in its field serves as a comprehensive review of both experiments and theories of detonation ― focusing on the steady (i.e. time-independent), fully developed detonation wave, rather than on the initiation or failure of detonation. After an introductory chapter the authors explore the "simple theory," including the Zeldovich-von Newmann-Doering model, and experimental tests of the simple theory. The chapters that follow cover flow in a reactive medium, steady detonation, the nonsteady solution, and the structure of the detonation front. The authors have succeeded in making the detailed, difficult theoretical work more accessible by working out a number of simple cases for illustration.

The original edition of this book influenced many other scientists to pursue theories and experiments in detonation physics. This new, corrected edition will be welcomed by physicists, chemists, engineers, and anyone interested in understanding the phenomenon of detonation. 1979 edition.

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A newly corrected edition of a classic volume (originally published by the U. of California Press, Berkeley, 1979) reviewing both experiments and theories of detonation. Emphasis is placed on the steady (time- independent), fully developed detonation wave, rather than on the initiation or failure of detonation. Of likely interest to physicists, chemists, engineers, and others interested in the phenomenon of detonation.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Comprehensive review of detonation explores the "simple theory" and experimental tests of the theory; flow in a reactive medium; steady detonation; the nonsteady solution; and the structure of the detonation front. 1979 edition.

Synopsis:

Comprehensive review explores "simple theory," flow in a reactive medium, steady detonation, the nonsteady solution, and the structure of the detonation front.

Synopsis:

This advanced and specialized introduction to the hydrodynamics of detonation offers a theoretical and observational overview. It explores the "simple theory" and experimental tests of the theory; flow in a reactive medium; steady detonation; the nonsteady solution; and the structure of the detonation front. Many simple cases are worked out for illustration. 1979 edition.

Table of Contents

  Preface to the Dover Edition; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction

1A. History

1B. Plan of the Book

  The Simple Theory

2A. The Simplest Theory

  1. Conservation Laws

  2. D-Discussion

  3. Piston Problem

2B. Application of the Simplest Theory; Product Equations of State

  1. Equations of State Without Explicit Chemistry

  2. Equations of State With Explicit Chemistry

  3. Kamlet's Short Method

  4. Quasistatic Cycle for Detonations

  5. Overview

2C. The Zeldovich-von Neumann-Doering Model

  1. Example 1: Gas

  2. Example 2: Solid

Appendix 2A. Formulas for Detonation in a Polytropic Gas

  Experimental Tests of the Simple Theory

3A. Gases

  1. Experiment

  2. Discussion

3B. Solids and Liquids

  1. Theory

  2. Experiment

  Flow in a Reactive Medium

4A. The Model

  1. Chemical Reactions

  2. Equation of State and Rate

  3. Equations of Motion

  4. Other Forms of the Equations of Motion

  5. Steady Solutions

  6. The Shock-Change Equation

4B. Material Properties

  1. The Polytropic Gas

  2. Binary Mixture of Different Polytropic Gases

4C. Representative Flows

  1. Flow Without Reaction

  2. Reaction Without Flow

  3. Sound Waves in a Reactive Mixture

  4. Shock Wave in a Reactive Mixture

  5. Rarefaction Wave in a Reactive Mixture

Appendix 4A. Chemical Reaction Equations

Appendix 4B. Temperature from Internal Energy

Appendix 4C. Equations of Motion for Slab, Cylinder, and Sphere Symmetry

Appendix 4D. Frozen and Equilibrium Sound Speeds and sigma

Appendix 4E. Shock-Change Equations

  Steady Detonation

5A. One Reaction, sigma > 0

  1. Properties at Fixed Composition

  2. Properties at Equilibrium Composition

  3. Detonation with One Irreversible Reaction

  4, Detonation with One Reversible Reaction

  5. Magnitude of the Effects of Reversibility

  6. A Realistic Example: Hydrogen/Oxygen

5B. Two Irreversible Reactions

  1. Both Reactions Exothermic

  2. Second Reaction Endothermic (Eigenvalue Detonation)

5C. One Irreversible Reaction with a Mole Decrement (Pathological Detonation)

5D. Two Reversible Reactions

  1. The lambda-plane

  2. D-discussion

  3. The Piston Problem

  4. Examples

5E. More Than Two Reactions

5F. Inclusion of Transport Effects

5G. Slightly Divergent Flow

  1. The Steady-Flow Equations

  2. Approximation for the Radial Derivative

  3. A Simple-Example--Irreversible Reaction in an Ideal Gas

  4. Effect of Chemical Equilibrium (Reversible Reaction)

  5. The General Case

  7. Applications and Results

  The Nonsteady Solution

6A. Stability Theory

  1. General Theory

  2. The Square-Wave Detonation

  3. Results

  4. Shock Stability

6B. Approximate Theories

  1. Nonlinear Perturbation Theory

  2. Geometrical Acoustics

  3. One-Dimensional Oscillation in the Square-Wave Detonation

6C. Finite-Difference Calculations

  1. One dimension

  2. Two dimensions

  Structure of the Front

7A. Overview

  1. An Intuitive Picture

  2. The Triple Point

  3. The Simplest Regular Structure

  4. Experimental Methods

  5. Calculations

7B. Macroscopic Properties

  1. Structures

  2. Spacing and Acoustic Coupling

  3. The Transverse Wave

  4. The Sonic surface

7C. Details of Structure

  1. Marginal Detonation in a round Rube (Single Spin)

  2. Marginal Detonation in Rectangular Tubes

  3. Ordinary Detonation

7D. Comparison of Theory and Experiment

  1. Onset of Instability

  2. Fast Gallop

  3. Cell Size

7E. Liquids and Solids

  1. Differences from Gases

  2. Light Confinement

  3. Heavy Confinement

  4. Discussion

Appendix 7A. Interpretation of Smear-Camera Photographs

  Bibliography; Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486414560
Author:
Fickett, Wildon
Author:
Davis, William C.
Author:
Physics
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, NY
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Engineering - Chemical & Biochemical
Subject:
Dynamics
Subject:
Detonation waves
Subject:
Mechanics - Dynamics - General
Subject:
Chemical & Biochemical
Subject:
Mathematics-Dynamics
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Physics
Series Volume:
00-156
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.91 lb

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Comprehensive review of detonation explores the "simple theory" and experimental tests of the theory; flow in a reactive medium; steady detonation; the nonsteady solution; and the structure of the detonation front. 1979 edition.
"Synopsis" by , Comprehensive review explores "simple theory," flow in a reactive medium, steady detonation, the nonsteady solution, and the structure of the detonation front.

"Synopsis" by ,
This advanced and specialized introduction to the hydrodynamics of detonation offers a theoretical and observational overview. It explores the "simple theory" and experimental tests of the theory; flow in a reactive medium; steady detonation; the nonsteady solution; and the structure of the detonation front. Many simple cases are worked out for illustration. 1979 edition.
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