Accession Number:

AD0366663

Title:

EXPLOSIVE SOURCES FOR MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC ENERGY CONVERSION - SUPPLEMENT 1.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 63-Oct 64,

Corporate Author:

FALCON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CO ENGLEWOOD CO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Experimental results are reported for peripherally initiated disc-shaped solid explosives. These produced a relative acceleration of the detonation wave near the charge axis. The results are compared with three approximate models. An energy model is compared with the more conventional pressure model. High pressure was induced in a portion of a long rectangular charge by shock. Rather high detonation wave propagation rates were observed in the shocked region. These rates were as high as nine times steady state if the maximum slope of the position-time result was used and as high as two times steady state velocity if the average rate over the approximate shocked region were used. The results are considered tentative. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE