Accession Number:

ADA555550

Title:

Elucidation of the Dynamics for Hot-Spot Initiation at Nonuniform Interfaces of Highly Shocked Materials

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA MATERIALS AND PROCESS SIMULATION CENTER

Report Date:

2011-12-07

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The fundamental processes in shock-induced instabilities of materials remain obscure, particularly for detonation of energetic materials. We simulated these processes at the atomic scale on a realistic model of a polymer-bonded explosive 3,695,375 atomscell and observed that a hot spot forms at the nonuniform interface, arising from shear relaxation that results in shear along the interface that leads to a large temperature increase that persists long after the shock front has passed the interface. For energetic materials this temperature increase is coupled to chemical reactions that lead to detonation. We show that decreasing the density of the binder eliminates the hot spot.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE