Accession Number : AD0663731

Title :   THE RICE AND WALSH EQUATION OF STATE FOR WATER: DISCUSSION, LIMITATIONS, AND EXTENSIONS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Papetti,R. A. ; Fujisaki,M.

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : An equation of state of water is examined in detail for the purpose of constructing a set of equilibrium relations for water over a range of thermodynamic variables suitable for nuclear burst and hypervelocity calculations in water. Analytic expressions and quadratures for the numerical results of Rice and Walsh are obtained, as well as approximate bounds on the region of validity of their method. The study also extends their results for the enthalpy-pressure-volume and energy-pressure-volume relations to 450 kilobars and presents a method for extrapolating a strip of the enthalpy-pressure-volume and energy-pressure-volume surfaces containing the Hugoniot curve to the Thomas-Fermi region (assumed to have a minimum pressure of 10 megabars). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WATER, *EQUATIONS OF STATE), UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, EXPLOSION EFFECTS, SHOCK WAVES, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, ENTHALPY, PRESSURE, VOLUME, RUPTURE, THEORY

Subject Categories : Explosions
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE