ZITOUN Ratiba

Maître de conférences - Université de Poitiers/ENSMA

CNRS-ISAE/ENSMA

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Biographie


Parcours universitaire et professionnel

2000-present – Maître de conférences, Université de Poitiers, FRA

1992-2000 – Chargée de recherche, Laboratoire de combustion et de détonique (LCD) UPR9028 CNRS, FRA

1989-1992 – Doctorant, Laboratoire de combustion et de détonique (LCD)UPR9028 CNRS, FRA

1983-1988 – Assistant Professor, Université d’Alger, DZA

Short Bio

 

Recherche


Detonation dynamics

  • Initiation, propagation and transmission of detonation in gaseous mixtures
  • Detonability of binary fuel H2/CH4 and H2/C3H8 – Air mixtures
  • H2/O2 detonation and flame in cryogenic conditions

Deflagration-Detonation Transition (DDT)

  • Obstructed/unobstructed channels/tubes

Detonative propulsion

  • Pulse Detonation Engines (PDE) and Rotating Detonation Engines (RDE)
  • Scientific leader of RDE study of GAP project (EQUIPEX project), budget 606 k€ for 2012-2019

Safety

  • Auto-ignition of high pressure H2 release in air

 

Séléction de publications


Rodriguez, V., C. Jourdain, Vidal, P. and Zitoun, R. « An experimental evidence of steadily-rotating overdriven detonation. » Combustion and Flame 202 (2019): 132-142.

Hansmetzger, S., Zitoun, R. and Vidal, P. « A study of continuous rotation modes of detonation in an annular chamber with constant or increasing section. » Shock Waves 28, no. 5 (2018): 1065-1078.

Boulal, S., Vidal, P., Zitoun, R., Matsumoto, T. and Matsuo, A. « Experimental investigation on detonation dynamics through a reactivity sink. » Combustion and Flame 196 (2018): 11-25.

Boulal, S., Vidal, P., and Zitoun, R. « Experimental investigation of detonation quenching in non-uniform compositions. » Combustion and Flame 172 (2016): 222-233.

Cheng G., Zitoun R., Bauer P., Sarrazin. Y and Vidal P. “A study on mechanism on flame acceleration of H2/C3H8-Air mixtures in obstructed square channel”, 24rd ICDERS, Taipei, Taiwan, 2013

Sorin R., Zitoun R., Khasainov B., Desbordes D.” Detonation diffraction through different geometries, Shock waves 19 (2009), pp 11-23

Sorin R., Zitoun R., Desbordes D., “Optimization of the deflagration to detonation transition: reduction of length and time of transition” Shock waves 15, 2006

Canteins C., Franzetti F., Zocłońska E., Khasainov B., Zitoun R. and Desbordes D. “Experimental and numerical investigations on PDE performance augmentation by means of an ejector”. Shock Waves 15, 2006R. Zitoun and D. Desbordes “Propulsive performances of pulsed detonation”. CST, vol 144, 1999

 

Thése de doctorat: Zitoun, R., & Deshaies, B. (1992). Flamme et détonation dans les mélanges stoéchiométriques et riches d’hydrogène-oxygène gazeux en conditions cryotechniques (Doctoral dissertation, Poitiers).