Accession Number : AD0447155

Title :   A CRITICAL CONDITION IN TIME-DEPENDENT THERMAL EXPLOSION THEORY,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Enig, Julius W.

Report Date : 30 JUL 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A criterion defining the explosion time as a function of initial temperature and surface temperature has been derived from an approximate solution of the heat conduction equation for the semi-infinite explosive x>0 at initial temperatures and surface temperature. The chemical reaction is assumed to follow zero order kinetics. For different values of the initial and surface temperatures, the derived explosion times are compared with those previously calculated from numerical solutions and the agreement is found to be satisfactory. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EXPLOSIONS, TEMPERATURE), TIME, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, THERMODYNAMICS, SPECIFIC HEAT, HEAT OF REACTION, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, THEORY.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE