Accession Number : AD0472841


Title :   EXPLOSIVE SOURCES FOR MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC ENERGY CONVERSION.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 63-Oct 64,


Corporate Author : FALCON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CO ENGLEWOOD CO


Personal Author(s) : Burnham, Marvin W


Report Date : Apr 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 99


Abstract : Elementary concepts of detonation theory are discussed primarily in the classical context. An illustration of the essential non-linearity of the equations is given. Several assumptions utilized in current theories are discussed and experiments designed to evaluate the validity of these are described. All discussion is from a continuum point of view. Information related to the use of explosives as energy sources for magnetohydrodynamic energy conversion is given. Instrumentation used in the experiments is discussed. (Author)


Descriptors :   DETONATION WAVES , VELOCITY , SHOCK WAVES , CURVATURE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE