This paper continues earlier work of the authors on a theory for spontaneous Mach-stem formation. Shock formation in smooth solutions of the scalar integrodifferential conservation law from paper I is demonstrated through detailed numerical experiments-this completes the basic argument from paper I. The steady-state bifurcation of planar detonation waves into "shallow-angle" reactive Mach stem structures is analyzed. The conclusions of this analysis agree with those predicted through the time-dependent asymptotics in paper I and provide a completely independent confirmation of that theory.
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