Accession Number : AD0634288

Title :   EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE INITIATION OF DETONATION BEHIND A REFLECTED SHOCK WAVE.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY COLL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Krusic, Thomas J.

Report Date : JAN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The purpose of this work was to develop an experimental apparatus for the study of the initiation of detonation in a gaseous medium as a result of shock compression. The design of the apparatus is described, and results of some preliminary experiments are reported. They indicate that the mechanism of the initiation process behind reflected waves in a shock tube is essentially different than that caused by an accelerating flame. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHOCK WAVES, *DETONATION WAVES), EXPERIMENTAL DATA, SHOCK TUBES

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE