GENERALIZED EQUATIONS AND PROCEDURES FOR THE CALCULATION OF DETONATION PARAMETERS. CASE 1. IDEAL GASEOUS MIXTURES
AEROSPACE RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The classical equations of detonation in gaseous mixtures are presented in generalized form involving only dimensionless quantities. This report sets forth a comprehensive procedure for the calculation of detonative Mach numbers and associated parameters for any combustible gaseous mixture. The use of the method of calculation developed is illustrated by means of a sample calculation. For this purpose calculations are presented for determination of detonation parameters for a stoichiometric mixture of hydrogen and oxygen at an initial temperature and pressure of 1800 and atmospheric pressure, respectively. The calculation method developed is readily adaptable to computations by automatic computing machines as well as by manually-operated machines. Graphs of basic data are presented for use in the sample calculations, and it is believed that these data will find practical use in other applications as well.