Accession Number:

ADA010001

Title:

An Investigation of Chapman-Jouget Detonation Theory Using Isotopic Labelling

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

FRANK J SEILER RESEARCH LAB UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY CO

Report Date:

1975-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The explosive, bis-trinitroethyl adipate BTNEA, was isotopically labelled in such a manner as to provide information on how an explosive breaks up during the detonation process. The material was fired in a detonation calorimeter giving product composition and heat release that are representative of the isentropic expansion of the detonation products. Isotope ratios observed in the detonation products were compared to those in the original explosive. The observed products are compared to those calculated with a thermodynamic- hydrodynamic computer code.

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE