Accession Number : AD0250950

Title :   THE SPHERICAL TAYLOR WAVE FOR THE GASEOUS PRODUCTS OF SOLID EXPLOSIVES

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : LUTZKY,MORTON

Report Date : 19 MAY 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The results of machine computations of the Taylor Wave for the gaseous products of various spherical, solid explosives are presented. The explosives considered include TNT, pentolite, cyclotol 65/35, cyclotol 60/40, TNETB, RDX, tetryl, and nitroguanidine. The computations were based on the equation of state E=PV/gamma-1 for the explosion products. Numerical data are given that may be used as initial data in a calculation of the effects of the detonation of a spherical explosive charge on the surrounding fluid. Results of a calculation designed to check the energy balance are presented, in which the heat of detonation calculated from the data is compared with the accepted heat of detonation calculated by means of the Brinkley-Wilson mechanism. A description of the machine program is also given, so that similar computations may be made for any arbitrary explosive. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DETONATION WAVES, *EXPLOSIVES, *UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS, DETONATIONS, EQUATIONS OF STATE, FLUIDS, GASES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE