The simulation of detonations using a Monte Carlo method

Lyle N. Long, James B. Anderson

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We report the successful simulation of detonation waves using the direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method. The simulations provide the full details of the coupled gas-dynamic and reaction effects as well as temperature, velocity, density, pressure, and species profiles for the detonation waves. The systems treated are simplified and clarified by restriction to the reaction A→B with variable energy release and rate characteristics and with ideal and calorically perfect gas reactants and products. Results are compared with the predictions based on the Chapman-Jouguet condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRarefied Gas Dynamics
Subtitle of host publication22nd International Symposium
EditorsTimothy J. Bartel, Michael A. Gallis
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0735400253
StatePublished - Aug 30 2001
Event22nd International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics - Sydney, Australia
Duration: Jul 9 2000Jul 14 2000

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Other22nd International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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