Accession Number:

AD0723677

Title:

Investigation of Low-Velocity Detonation Phenomena in Liquid Propellants, Fuels and Explosives.

Descriptive Note:

Annual progress rept. 1 Mar 70-28 Feb 71,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-04-19

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

A theoretical model based upon a reactive shock propagating into a cavitated liquid is developed. The compressed cavitation zone is taken to be in mechanical equilibrium and forms a steady-state reaction zone, terminating in a state of complete reaction. Detonation parameters computed for ethyl nitrate give a detonation velocity that is too high by approximately a factor of two. It is concluded that the equilibrium assumption is too restrictive and that nonequilibrium effects must be included in the model. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE