Some observations of detonation propagation through a gas containing dust particles in suspension

R. O. Carvel, G. O. Thomas, C. J. Brown

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    Abstract

    An experimental study of the influence of low concentration particle suspensions on the propagation of detonation waves in a combustible gaseous mixture is presented. In all cases the particles have an effect on the propagation of the detonation but at certain concentrations, both with inert and combustible particles, a zone of reduced pressure is observed following the detonation front. At the end of this zone there is a sharp pressure increase, which, in some instances, resembles a second shock or detonation front. The paper considers the possible origins of this second pressure rise.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)83-89
    Number of pages7
    JournalShock Waves
    Volume13
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003

    Keywords

    • Aluminium oxide
    • Detonation
    • Dust
    • Heterogeneous
    • Particles

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