Accession Number:

ADA275921

Title:

A Gas Dynamics Gurney Analysis for Modeling. The Acceleration History of an Exploding System

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SANDIA NATIONAL LABS ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The Gurney method was originally developed to estimate terminal velocities imparted to metals by explosives, and was subsequently used to correlate exploding foil system performance with firing circuit electrical parameters. The inclusion of internal energy in the explosive gas permits calculation of the acceleration history of the system. Comparison with experimental and hydrocode results indicates that proper selection of initial displacement, velocity, and the polytropic gas exponent can bring model and experimental results into close agreement.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE