EXPLOSION PHENOMENA INTERMEDIATE BETWEEN DEFLAGRATION AND DETONATION
ESSO RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CO LINDEN NJ
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Explosives with stable propagation rates faster than those of conventional deflagrations and slower than those of conventional detonations should also produce intermediate pressures and action times, and could have numerous military and industrial uses. No true intermediate explosives are available at this writing 1967 but a number of intermediate velocity and pressure phenomena were observed, and some of the materials show promise of being developable into practical intermediate explosives. The report presents intermediate explosives in the context of an updated review of reaction wave theory, followed by a description and interpretation of intermediate phenomena which were observed. The phenomena fall into four categories ideal detonation in low density media, non-ideal detonation, LVD in liquids and solids, and convective deflagration. A research plan to advance the state of the art is offered and a list of illustrative practical applications is included. An extensive bibliography, both cited and general, is given.
- Ammunition and Explosives