Accession Number:

ADP000254

Title:

Temperature Measurements of an Implosion Focus

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TORONTO UNIV DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO) INST FOR AEROSPACE STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Spectroscopic temperature measurements were made at the focal point of imploding shock waves in the UTIAS implosion chamber, which has a 20-cm diameter hemispherical cavity. The chamber was filled with a stoichiometric H2- O2 gas mixture at different initial pressures 14 approx 68 atm. The mixture was ignited at the origin by an exploding wire generating an outgoing detonation wave which reflected at the camber wall as an imploding shock wave gas-runs. Additional experiments where an explosive shell of PETN was placed at the hemispherical wall were also conducted.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE