Galloping and spinning modes of subsonic detonation

I. Brailovsky, M. Frankel, G. Sivashinsky

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A reduced model for a pressure-driven subsonic combustion wave spreading through an inert porous medium (subsonic detonation) is derived. It is shown that the associated planar travelling wave solution may lose its stability assuming a galloping or spinning structure as occurs in supersonic free-space detonation. The problem of subsonic detonation is found to be dynamically akin to the problem of gasless combustion known for its rich pattern-forming dynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-60
Number of pages14
JournalCombustion Theory and Modelling
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2000
Externally publishedYes


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