Accession Number:

AD0295454

Title:

THE SENSITIVITY OF OZONE-OXYGEN SOLUTIONS TO A PRESSURE PULSE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-12-26

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Determination of the sensitivity of ozone-oxygen solutions to a pressure pulse is considered. The experiments were conducted on an apparatus, the basic element of which was an explosion vessel--a tube 20 mm in diameter and 400 mm in length. A shock tube diameter 20 mm, length 1080 mm, which was divided into two unequal sections by a rupture diaphragm, was inserted into the enlarged upper section of the vessel. The results obtained show that ozone-oxygen solutions possess a very high sensitivity to pressure pulses. The dilution of liquid ozone with oxygen leads to a sharp decrease in the pressure pulse necessary to excite an explosion in the solution. The dependence found may be expressed by an exponential equation.

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE