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Author Viecelli, J. A. ♦ Ree, F. H.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE ♦ REACTION KINETICS ♦ EXPLOSIONS ♦ TATB ♦ DETONATION WAVES ♦ CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES ♦ ATOMIC CLUSTERS ♦ CARBON ♦ ANALYTICAL SOLUTION ♦ HYDRODYNAMICS ♦ FLOW RATE
Abstract Much of the nonideality of insensitive carbon rich explosives such as TATB is thought to be caused by a late-time slow release of energy associated with diffusion limited growth of carbon clusters. We have adapted Shaw and Johnson{close_quote}s approximate analytic solution of the Smoluchowski rate equations for the evolution of the cluster size distribution function for use in hydrodynamic calculations and in Wood and Kirkwood approximate theory for the detonation velocity-curvature relationship. Solutions for the effect of carbon cluster growth on the structure of the reaction zone are obtained, and the results are compared with available experimental data. {copyright} {ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.}
ISSN 00218979
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1999-07-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Journal of Applied Physics
Volume Number 86
Issue Number 1


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