Article | Proceedings from the Third International Disposal Conference; Karlskoga; Sweden; 10-11 November; 2003 | Plenary lecture: Flame; Detonation; Explosion - When; Where; and How They Occur

Title:
Plenary lecture: Flame; Detonation; Explosion - When; Where; and How They Occur
Author:
Michael Liberman: Department of Physics, Uppsala University, Sweden
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2003
Conference:
Proceedings from the Third International Disposal Conference; Karlskoga; Sweden; 10-11 November; 2003
Issue:
009
Article no.:
001
Pages:
5–23
No. of pages:
19
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2003-11-07
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
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Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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Combustion is also involved in explosions for both peaceful and military purposes. In the past decades; there has been a considerable progress in understanding combustion processes and regimes of the combustion propagation. This review focuses solely on explaining various phenomena of premixed combustion: (1) flame propagation; (2) detonation waves; (3) when and how explosions occur; (4) the transition from flame to detonation and (5) when ignition of combustion involves phases of deflagration or detonation. Additionally; the paper will include a discussion of what pollutants are produced during combustion and how clean and efficient combustion can be achieved. Examples of typical combustion scenarios; including flames propagating in tubes; closed chambers or engines are overviewed; along with events of the thermonuclear Supernova.

Results obtained during past decades on the dynamics of flames; the understanding of the nature of burning and mathematical descriptions and numerical modelling of combustion are outlined. I shall talk about such prominent scientists as Yakob Zel’dovich and Lev Landau who were at the origin of modern combustion theory and made fundamental contributions to the understanding of combustion.

Proceedings from the Third International Disposal Conference; Karlskoga; Sweden; 10-11 November; 2003

Author:
Michael Liberman
Title:
Plenary lecture: Flame; Detonation; Explosion - When; Where; and How They Occur
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Proceedings from the Third International Disposal Conference; Karlskoga; Sweden; 10-11 November; 2003

Author:
Michael Liberman
Title:
Plenary lecture: Flame; Detonation; Explosion - When; Where; and How They Occur
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