Real-time Dynamics of Hot Spots in Microstructured Energetic Materials: Experiments and Simulations (Martin Schmidt)
Technical Report,01 Nov 2015,31 Oct 2018
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign United States
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This project was a joint experimentaltheoretical study of how microstructure affects energetic material initiation. Experiments were performed to study initiation by frictional rubbing, low velocity impact and high velocity impact on a variety of plastic-bonded explosives and single crystals. Theoretical modeling with multimillion atom simulations was used to explain the sensitivity of explosives to rubbing along different crystallographic axes and to explain the high temperatures observed at short times in shocked explosives.
- Physical Chemistry
- Ammunition and Explosives