Accession Number : AD0288266

Title :   STUDY OF DETONATION BEHAVIOR OF SOLID PROPELLANTS

Corporate Author : PHILCO NEWPORT BEACH CALIF AERONUTRONIC DIV

Personal Author(s) : BOYER,M.H. ; GRANDEY,R.A.

Report Date : 20 OCT 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Development of a theoretical treatment of detonation behavior by numecal integration is reported. One minor refinement was made in the mathematcal procedures. this was primarily in the interest of completeness, rather than any anticipated signifcant effect on the results of the integration. An important development was the iscovery that the use of the von Neuman ''q'' in integrating through a reactive shock can, under some circumtances, falsify the enropy increase and, as a consequence, seriosly affet the computed final steady state propagation velocity. The two dimensional program is now in the final checkout and debugging stage. It is being actively pressed and should be completed soon. This will be affected somewhat by the problem associated with the von Neuan ''q'' described above. The equation of state work is progresing at an accelerated pace. Data are presented in ths report on polyurethane. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS), (*DETONATIONS), SHOCK WAVES, DETONATION WAVES, POLYMERS, URETHANES, EQUATIONS OF STATE, PROGRAMMING(COMPUTERS), MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE