Deflagration-to-detonation transition in pipes: The analytical theory

Boo Hyoung Bang, Chan Sol Ahn, Young Tae Kim, Myung Ho Lee, Min Woo Kim, Alexander L. Yarin, Sam S. Yoon

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Herein, we discuss the fundamental aspects of the deflagration-to-detonation transition (DDT) phenomenon in the framework of the analytical theory. This semi-empirical approach facilitates prediction of the pressure rise and the shock wave speed for a given fuel type and concentration, which may be of significant interest for the design and assessment of petrochemical plants by field-safety engineers. The locally observed DDT phenomenon explored in the present experiments is also discussed, and the measured pressure rise is compared with the theoretical predictions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-343
Number of pages12
JournalApplied Mathematical Modelling
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb


  • Deflagration
  • Detonation
  • Pressure rise
  • Shock wave
  • Transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


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