The Shock Hugoniot of Mineral Oil
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The shock Hugoniot of heavy mineral oil density 0.87gcc has been determined by plane shock wave experiments. A charged capacitor technique was used to measure shock velocities through specimens of mineral oil. Shock velocities through polymethyl methacrylate references specimens were measured by a shock-induced polarization technique, and impedance calculations were performed to establish the Hugoniot equation of state in mineral oil. Within the pressure range from 15 to 150 kilobars, the Hugoniot curve of heavy mineral oil was found to be represented by the linear relationship U 2.19 1.52u, where U is shock velocity, u is particle velocity, and velocity units are mmmicrosec.
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