Accession Number:

AD0779802

Title:

Investigation of Low-Velocity Detonation Phenomena in Liquid Monopropellants and Explosives

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Report Date:

1974-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

Theoretical and experimental studies were conducted to gain a basic understanding of low-velocity detonation LVD in confined energetic liquids. The main objective of the theoretical study was to develop satisfactory models for the initiation and propagation of LVD. LVD was modeled as a reactive shock discontinuity propagating in a liquid cavitated by liquid-wall interactions. A study of Hugoniot curves and numerical calculations on burning bubbles were undertaken to determine the amount of reaction required to support the wave.

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions
  • Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE