178 1996 David Lindström david@tdb.uu.se Numerical Computation of Viscous Detonation Waves in Two Space Dimensions
A finite difference method is used for the solution of the reactive
Navier-Stokes equations in a two-dimensional channel. It is shown how the
accuracy of the numerical solution will depend on the resolution in space and
the order of accuracy of the numerical method. The effect of the viscous term
on the numerical solution is studied. For a low resolution, the viscous term of
the Navier-Stokes equations can be neglected. However, if the viscous term is
neglected when the resolution is high, then unphysical behavior will be seen
in the numerical solution.