Accession Number:

AD0432348

Title:

THE CRITICAL CONDITIONS IN THERMAL EXPLOSION THEORY WITH REACTANT CONSUMPTION,

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NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

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Report Date:

1963-12-31

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The energy and chemical kinetic equations describing the behavior of a symmetrically heated reactive material with finitie heat of reaction have been analyzed. For first order reactions the relationship betwen the parameters at criticality, and the critical induction period as a function of the parameters are determined. It is shown how the general nth order chemical reaction may be dealt with. The analysis results in an exact ignition temperature and a lower bound to the adiabatic temperature rise at criticality which increase with the order of the reaction. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE