Space-time method for detonation problems with finite-rate chemical kinetics

Yuhui Wu, Fuhua Ma, Vigor Yang

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The space-time conservation element and solution element (CE/SE) method originally developed for non-reacting flows is extended to accommodate finite-rate chemical kinetics for multi-component systems. The model directly treats the complete conservation equations of mass, momentum, energy, and species concentrations. A subtime-step integration technique is established to handle the stiff chemical source terms in the formulation. In addition, a local grid refinement algorithm within the framework of the CE/SE method is incorporated to enhance the flow resolution in areas of interest. The capability and accuracy of the resultant scheme are validated against several detonation problems, including shock-induced detonation with detailed chemical kinetics and multi-dimensional detonation initiation and propagation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-287
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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