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Modélisation numérique des détonations confinées par un gaz inerte

Abstract : This dissertation is devoted to the numerical study of detonation waves, and more specifically to the dynamics of detonations bounded by an inert gaseous layer. This configuration is similar to the flow field within the rotating detonation engines, in which the fuel is confined by the burned gases produced during the previous combustion cycle. The computational solver is based on high-order schemes designed for capturing discontinuities (9thorder MP interpolation, HLLC solver and 3rd order temporal integration). The detonation was investigated by calculating the averaged profile in the shock frame of reference. The simulations were performed for various values of the activation energy, which control the mixture sensitivity, for different heights of the reactive layer and for different temperature of the inert medium. The resulting database shows that according to the activation energy, two different behaviors can be observed. The presence of a high-temperature inert layer strongly affects the detonation structure and extends the propagation limits. The detonation deficit can be globally expressed as a function of the ratio of the hydrodynamic thickness to the radius of curvature on the axis.
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Maxime Reynaud. Modélisation numérique des détonations confinées par un gaz inerte. Autre. ISAE-ENSMA Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d'Aérotechique - Poitiers, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017ESMA0017⟩. ⟨tel-01685507⟩

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