Investigation of Low-Velocity Detonation Phenomena in Liquid Propellants, Fuels and Explosives.
Annual progress rept. 1 Mar 70-28 Feb 71,
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF
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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