Diaphragm effect on the detonation wave transmission across the interface between two mixtures

J. M. Li, Kung-Ming Chung, Y. C. Hsu

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Abstract

An experimental study is conducted to investigate the effect of the diaphragm thickness on the transmission of an incident detonation wave from a propane–oxygen mixture (donor) to a propane–air mixture (acceptor). Quenching of the incident detonation wave near the interface is observed for all test cases. The presence of a diaphragm results in a longer distance required for re-initiating the detonation wave in the acceptor. In the presence of a diaphragm with a thickness smaller than 50 μm, the velocity of detonation wave propagation approaches that of the test case with a slide gate valve (no diaphragm).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)717-721
Number of pages5
JournalCombustion, Explosion and Shock Waves
Volume51
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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