THE SENSITIVITY OF OZONE-OXYGEN SOLUTIONS TO A PRESSURE PULSE
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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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.