Accession Number : AD0427379


Title :   RUBY CODE CALCULATION OF DETONATION PROPERTIES I. C-H-N-O SYSTEMS,


Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD


Personal Author(s) : Price, Donna ; Hurwitz, Harold


Report Date : Feb 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 31


Abstract : The RUBY code was used to compute detonation properties for 23 solid high explosives (pure compounds), 5 liquids, and several mixtures at loading densities of TMD (the theoretical maximum density) and 0.95 TMD. It was found that the BKW equation of state parameters now in the code are adequate for many high explosives, but should be replaced by a recently available newer set of parameters to obtain good agreement between computed and experimental results for the larger variety (in oxygen balance) of high explosives. The detonation properties of the solid mixtures can be computed from those of the pure components. A comparison is made between the energy release exhibited by burning and by detonation; they are of the same order of magnitude, and the limit of the release in confined burning at high pressure is the detonation release. (Author)


Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS , DETONATIONS , EXPLOSIVES , DETONATIONS , TNT , HMX , PETN , RDX , PENTOLITE , MIXTURES , TETRYL , EQUATIONS OF STATE , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , TABLES(DATA)


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE