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Detonation: Theory and Experimentby Wildon Fickett
Synopses & ReviewsPublisher 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. timeindependent), 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 Zeldovichvon NewmannDoering 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. Book News Annotation: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. DDiscussion 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 Zeldovichvon NeumannDoering 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 ShockChange 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. ShockChange 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 lambdaplane 2. Ddiscussion 3. The Piston Problem 4. Examples 5E. More Than Two Reactions 5F. Inclusion of Transport Effects 5G. Slightly Divergent Flow 1. The SteadyFlow Equations 2. Approximation for the Radial Derivative 3. A SimpleExampleIrreversible 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 SquareWave Detonation 3. Results 4. Shock Stability 6B. Approximate Theories 1. Nonlinear Perturbation Theory 2. Geometrical Acoustics 3. OneDimensional Oscillation in the SquareWave Detonation 6C. FiniteDifference 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 SmearCamera Photographs Bibliography; Index What Our Readers Are SayingBe the first to add a comment for a chance to win!Product Details
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