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On a stabilization mechanism for low-velocity detonations

  • Aliou Sow (a1), Roman E. Semenko (a2) (a3) and Aslan R. Kasimov (a1)

We use numerical simulations of the reactive Euler equations to analyse the nonlinear stability of steady-state one-dimensional solutions for gaseous detonations in the presence of both momentum and heat losses. Our results point to a possible stabilization mechanism for the low-velocity detonations in such systems. The mechanism stems from the existence of a one-parameter family of solutions found in Semenko et al. (Shock Waves, vol. 26 (2), 2016, pp. 141–160).

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