Accession Number : AD0670590

Title :   SPINNING DETONATION IN NITROGLYCERIN,

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE STATION INDIAN HEAD MD

Personal Author(s) : Zimmer,Martin F.

Report Date : 29 MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A model for initiation and propagation of low-velocity detonation in nitroglycerin is proposed and discussed. It assumes interaction of incident and reflected shock waves and, under certain conditions, formation of Mach waves--locations of high pressures assumed to be centers of initiation. Experimental evidence to support the model is given and results are compared with two other models put forward recently, based on the assumption of precursor wall waves. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DETONATIONS, *NITROGLYCERIN), DETONATION WAVES, PROPAGATION, CAVITATION, BOUNDARY LAYER, TRANSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, EXPLOSIVES INITIATORS, MODEL TESTS, POLYETHYLENE PLASTICS, CONTAINERS, PRESSURE, TEST EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE