EXPLOSIVE SOURCES FOR MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC ENERGY CONVERSION - SUPPLEMENT 1.
Final rept. Jun 63-Oct 64,
FALCON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CO ENGLEWOOD CO
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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
- Non-electrical Energy Conversion
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics