The diffraction of a planar detonation wave at an abrupt area change

  title={The diffraction of a planar detonation wave at an abrupt area change},
  author={D. H. Edwards and Geraint O. Thomas and Michael Arthur Nettleton},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
  pages={79 - 96}
Previous experimental work on the diffraction of a detonation wave at a large and abrupt area change in a tube, has shown that every system is characterized by a critical tube diameter at which quenching of the detonation occurs. Zeldovich, Kogarko & Simonov (1956) established that the critical tube diameter, for the oxy-acetylene system with varying dilution of nitrogen, lies between 500 and 700 times the one-dimensional induction zone length. Later, Mitrovanov & Soloukhin (1964) discovered… 

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