Hydrogen-oxygen detonation study by the DSMC method

Yevgeniy A. Bondar, Kaoru Maruta, Mikhail S. Ivanov

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The DSMC method was applied to perform a numerical study of detonation in an H2/O2 mixture with detailed chemical kinetics at the molecular level. Collision chemistry models were modified to correctly reproduce the chemical equilibrium in mixtures of polyatomic molecules. The DSMC results on homogeneous constant-volume adiabatic autoignition of the stoichiometric H2/O2 mixture are in good agreement with the numerical solution of equations of chemical kinetics. The results of the DSMC modeling of a nonstationary detonation wave for different values of pressure yield the velocity of detonation that coincides with the Chapman-Jouguet velocity. The structure of the detonation wave obtained in the DSMC simulation is in qualitative agreement with the Zeldovich - von Neumann - Doering theory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication27th International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics - 2010, RGD27
Number of pages6
EditionPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event27th International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, RGD27 - Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Duration: 2011 Jul 102011 Jul 15

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
NumberPART 1
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Other27th International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, RGD27
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPacific Grove, CA


  • Combustion
  • Detonation
  • Direct simulation Monte Carlo method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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