Analysis of Shock to Detonation Transition (SDT) of Porous High Energy Propellant from Ramp-Wave Compression Loading.
Annual technical rept. 10 Jan 83-10 Sep 84,
ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
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Increasing the nitramine content of solid rocket propellants increases the overall performance of the system as well as the sensitivity to detonation by shock initiation. In some instances a confined zone of granulated propellant adjacent to a zone of cast propellant can provide a rapid enough pressure-rise rate ot shock initiate the cast material. If the cast propellant is porous, the detonation will initiate at some location ahead of the granulated bedcast material interface. The work presented here is an effort to numerically model this Deflagration to Shock to Detonation Transition event. Results are presented showing the detonation build up for propellantsexplosives with various initial void content and ramp wave compression loads. Author
- Solid Rocket Propellants