Numerical studies of shock focusing induced by reflection of detonation waves within a hemispherical implosion chamber

K. Hatanaka, T. Saito, K. Takayama

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Abstract

The initiation and the propagation of detonation waves in a hemispherical chamber and the imploding shock waves that are the reflected detonation waves at the chamber wall are numerically investigated. The effects of the boundary layer and the non-uniformity of the flow field induced by the detonation wave on the imploding shock stability are examined. It is found that the effect of the boundary layer separation on the chamber wall has the strongest effect on the implosion focus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-578
Number of pages12
JournalShock Waves
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov

Keywords

  • Detonation
  • Direct initiation
  • Imploding shock stability
  • Implosion chamber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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