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Authors:Michael Liberman: Department of Physics, Uppsala University, Sweden
Publication title:Plenary lecture: Flame, Detonation, Explosion – When, Where, and How They Occur
Conference:Proceedings from the Third International Disposal Conference, Karlskoga, Sweden, 10–11 November, 2003
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:009
Article No.:001
Abstract: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.

Language:English
Year:2003
No. of pages:19
Pages:5–23
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/009/001/ecp030901.pdf
Available:2003-11-07
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

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Michael Liberman (2003). Plenary lecture: Flame, Detonation, Explosion – When, Where, and How They Occur, Proceedings from the Third International Disposal Conference, Karlskoga, Sweden, 10–11 November, 2003 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=009;article=001 (accessed 4/19/2014)