Numerical approach to one-dimensional CH4/O2 detonation with the reduced chemical kinetic model DRG30

Youhi Morii, Nobuyuki Tsuboi, Hiroyuki Ogawa, Shinichiro Tokudome, A. Koichi Hayashi

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In order to understand the effect of the CH4/O2 chemical kinetic models for detonation phenomena, the numerical calculations use one detailed chemical kinetic model k311 and four reduced chemical kinetic models such as DRG30 model, DRG23 model, Petersen & Hanson model, and Soetrisno model. At first, the calculations of laminar flame velocity and onedimensional ZND model are performed to compare with k311 model. Then, it is shown that DRG30 model is the most reliable reduced chemical kinetic model in four reduced kinetic models in these conditions. Next, the one-dimensional Euler simulations are performed with k311 model, DRG30 model, Petersen & Hanson model, and Soetrisno model. The results are discussed about detonation velocity history, and instantaneous pressure and temperature profiles. The detonations using k311, DRG30, and Petersen & Hanson models can propagate unstably, but Soetrisno model cannot reproduce a detonation. As a result, the similar features appear between the results with k311 model and DRG30 model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-174
Number of pages6
JournalScience and Technology of Energetic Materials
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sep 1
Externally publishedYes


  • CFD
  • Chemical kinetic model
  • Detonation
  • Methane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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