Aluminum Micro-Balloons as Improved Fuel for Warhead Explosives
Technical Report,01 May 2012,12 May 2015
Energetics Technology Center St. Charles United States
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Baseline unreacted Hugoniots for Alwater mixtures have been calculated using the kinetic energy averaging equation for the mixtures particle velocity and the known Hugoniots of each constituent. A very practical way of changing aluminumwater reaction rate and ignition threshold under shock loading is to add thick aluminum coated micro-spheres to the mixture. A process to make thick aluminum coatings on glass microspheres was developed. In addition, the design of a one-dimensional explosively driven flyer plate for shock wave experiments is provided.
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Inorganic Chemistry