Uncertainty analysis of deflagration-to-detonation run-up distance

J. Li, W. H. Lai, K. Chung, F. K. Lu

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

23 Citations (Scopus)


Three methods were adopted to estimate the deflagration-to-detonation run-up distance in a smooth tube, which comprise (1) the measurement of the propagation speed of pressure or combustion waves compared with the C-J detonation speed, (2) the time of the onset of detonation by the emission of visible light and the trajectory of pressure wave or combustion waves, and (3) the trajectory intersection with the presence of retonation wave. A nonstationary cross-correlation technique was applied to evaluate the uncertainty in estimating the run-up distance. Evaluation of the pressure wave (pressure wave speed or the pressure wave trajectory) appears to be more suitable to determine the deflagration-to-detonation run-up distance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-420
Number of pages8
JournalShock Waves
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Uncertainty analysis of deflagration-to-detonation run-up distance'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this