Self-similarity in atomistic simulations of a detonating system

D. R. Swanson, C. T. White

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In this paper we apply the continuum theory of detonations to explain the self-similarity exhibited by model atomistic molecular dynamics simulations. We show that these simulations are in qualitative and quantitative agreement with expectations based on the continuum theory of compressive reactive flows. The demonstrated self-similarity may be exploited to determine the CJ point without detailed knowledge of the steady flow portion of the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-8
Number of pages3
JournalKhimicheskaya Fizika
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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