Accession Number : AD0745093

Title :   A Fluid-Mechanical Formulation of the Problem of Thermomechanical Instability in Energetic Media.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J

Personal Author(s) : Crowne,Frank ; Harris,Paul

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : Thermomechanical instabilities in reactive media are examined first from a thermodynamic viewpoint, where certain ranges of temperature, pressure or density are considered 'unstable' which can be arrived at from the second law of thermodynamics and assumptions about the way heat is released into the fluid. It is then shown that this criterion for instability can be derived from the hydrodynamic equations, and that a substance which satisfies the criterion will 'amplify' a sound wave as the sound wave propagates through the substance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EXPLOSIVES, THERMODYNAMICS), DETONATION WAVES, TEMPERATURE, PRESSURE, DENSITY, STABILITY, FLUID MECHANICS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE