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A reacting shock in a spherically symmetric gas


Paul, RA and Forbes, LK, A reacting shock in a spherically symmetric gas, Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 113, (1) pp. 1-11. ISSN 0022-0833 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s10665-018-9970-x


In this paper, we model the propagation of a reacting shock wave in a spherically symmetric combustible gas. Approximate solutions are found using a spectral method which builds the necessary shock jump conditions into the infinite series, and the problem is then solved in the spectral space. We present some numerical results, and it is then shown that the system may develop a secondary imploding shock front behind the primary shock. By application of a small amount of artificial diffusion, the spectral method is able to resolve this behaviour. The accuracies of these numerical solutions are verified by comparing them with a Godunov scheme.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:combustion, Salínikov, shock, spectral method, spherical coordinates. shock waves, reaction scheme, gas flow
Research Division:Mathematical Sciences
Research Group:Applied mathematics
Research Field:Theoretical and applied mechanics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences
UTAS Author:Paul, RA (Dr Rhys Paul)
UTAS Author:Forbes, LK (Professor Larry Forbes)
ID Code:130438
Year Published:2018
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP140100094)
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2019-01-24
Last Modified:2019-03-12

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