Accession Number : AD0835734

Title :   THE CHEMISTRY OF DETONATIONS. V. PRESSURES OF C-H-N-O EXPLOSIVES AT VARIOUS STAGES OF THE ISENTROPIC EXPANSION,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Kamlet, Mortimer J. ; Hurwitz, Harold

Report Date : 06 MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : An equation is given which permits the calculation of pressures on the K-W isentrope in the expansion of detonation products from (V sub J) to V = 2-00 cc/g. Use of the expression, in combination with equations given earlier, make it possible to accurately produce isentropes predicted through computer codes based on the K-W equation of state. The computations require no other input data than the explosive's elemental composition, loading density, and an estimate of the heat of formation. Results are included for 12 C-H-N-O explosives.

Descriptors :   (*DETONATIONS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), (*EXPLOSION GASES, PRESSURE), CHEMICAL PROPERTIES, EQUATIONS OF STATE, GASES, TNT, PETN, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, RDX, HMX, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, DENSITY, HEAT OF FORMATION, ENTROPY, ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS.

Subject Categories : Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE