Detonation driven shock wave interactions with perforated plates

Zare-Behtash, H. , Gongora-Orozco, N., Kontis, K. and Jagadeesh, G. (2014) Detonation driven shock wave interactions with perforated plates. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 228(5), pp. 671-678. (doi:10.1177/0954410013478255)

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Abstract

The study of detonations and their interactions is vital for the understanding of the high-speed flow physics involved and the ultimate goal of controlling their detrimental effects. However, producing safe and repeatable detonations within the laboratory can be quite challenging, leading to the use of computational studies which ultimately require experimental data for their validation. The objective of this study is to examine the induced flow field from the interaction of a shock front and accompanying products of combustion, produced from the detonation taking place within a non-electrical tube lined with explosive material, with porous plates with varying porosities, 0.7–9.7%. State of the art high-speed schlieren photography alongside high-resolution pressure measurements is used to visualise the induced flow field and examine the attenuation effects which occur at different porosities. The detonation tube is placed at different distances from the plates' surface, 0–30 mm, and the pressure at the rear of the plate is recorded and compared. The results indicate that depending on the level of porosity and the Mach number of the precursor shock front secondary reflected and transmitted shock waves are formed through the coalescence of compression waves. With reduced porosity, the plates act almost as a solid surface, therefore the shock propagates faster along its surface.

Item Type:Articles (Editorial)
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Zare-Behtash, Dr Hossein
Authors: Zare-Behtash, H., Gongora-Orozco, N., Kontis, K., and Jagadeesh, G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Journal Name:Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Publisher:Sage Publications
ISSN:0954-4100
ISSN (Online):2041-3025
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 Sage Publications
First Published:First published in Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering 228(5):671-678
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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