Accession Number:

AD0738152

Title:

A Simplistic Approach to the Shock Initiation of Detonation in Heterogeneous Explosives.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

A model of the shock initiation of heterogeneous explosives is presented. The model is based upon a hotspot ignition mechanism. Choice of the energy density as the independent variable in the problem permits separation of Hugoniot effects from the buildup process, and leads to a critical condition for initiation which is independent of the loading density. The model is found to be consistent with data from the literature on porous tetryl. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE