Accession Number:

ADA093890

Title:

Theory of Dielectric Breakdown in Reactive Media

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar-Jun 1978

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER WHITE OAK LAB SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-06-24

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

Theories of dielectric breakdown are examined for application to explosive materials. It is found that breakdown theory in inerts can be used to model and predict breakdown fields in explosives in a low temperature regime. In a higher temperature regime, breakdown theory in explosives must be modified to account for the exothermic kinetics. The relationship between thermal breakdown and thermal explosion theory is discussed and numerical solutions to the heat transport equation are obtained and analyzed.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Explosions
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE