Accession Number:

AD0680907

Title:

DETONATION,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J FELTMAN RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

A brief definition of detonation is followed by a detailed discussion of how it occurs and how it can be made to occur in simple tubular apparatuses. Three basic types and detonation--weak, strong and Chapman-Jouguet--are described. The role of shock waves in causing detonations is discussed in some detail. The role of compression in the evaluation of shock waves is explained, and also the relation of shock waves to detonation. There are sections on Combustion in Rarefaction Waves, Pulsed and Spin Detonation, and discussions of how detonation occurs in explosive, in gasoline engines and how certain additives are used to inhibit it there, and in coal mines. There is a final section on Nonstationary Double Explosions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE