5.6. The Structure of the Cellular Detonation Front and Other Detonation Phenomena Parameters
5.6.1. The Cellular Detonation Front
An excellent description of the cellular detonation front, and its relation to chemical rates and their effect on the dynamic parameters, has been given by Lee . With permission from the Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics Volume 16, © 1984 by Annual Reviews Inc., this description is reproduced almost verbatim here.
Figure 5.15 shows the pattern made by the normal reflection of a detonation on a glass plate coated lightly with carbon soot, which may be from either a wooden match or a kerosene lamp. The cellular structure of the detonation front is quite evident. If a similarly soot-coated polished metal (or Mylar) foil ...