On the transition from deflagration to detonation in narrow tubes

Leonid Kagan*, Gregory Sivashinsky

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The paper is an extension of our recent work on the deflagration- todetonation transition in narrow channels over the transition in narrow circular tubes under more realistic point ignition conditions. The changes from channel to circular tube geometry and from planar to point ignition result in enhancement of the incipient acceleration of the flame and reduction of the predetonation time and distance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-437
Number of pages15
JournalFlow, Turbulence and Combustion
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 2010


FundersFunder number
US–Israel Binational Science Foundation2006-151
Israel Science Foundation32/09


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