This simulation from Damien Masselot, a PhD student at the University of Michigan, illustrates a row of hydrogen coming through fuel injectors and mixing with oxygen and argon, a mixture that mimics air as an oxidizer for combustion. The wave is a detonation wave in slow motion. The combustion actually occurs at 1,600 m/s. The wave is a reaction that feeds on the fuel and oxidizer. The simulation represents the injection in a detonation-based engine design.
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