Accession Number : AD0870702

Title :   Correlation of Rate of Explosion with Blast Effects for Nonideal Explosions.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 2, 1 Oct-31 Dec 69,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s) : Woolfolk, Robert W.

Report Date : 01 APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Frequently an explosion will occur that cannot be classified as an ideal detonation. There is at present little known about what portion of the energy from such an explosion is propagated by the blast wave. In an ideal explosion (detonation) all of the energy is dissipated by the blast wave. Any explosive system whose energy release is not instantaneous can in principle behave in a nonideal fashion. In such potentially useful systems as aluminized explosives and slurried compositions, the slow-burning aluminum causes a large fraction of the energy to be released late in the process. The purpose of this program is to measure the rate of energy release from a simulated nonideal explosion and to correlate this rate with the energy propagated by the blast wave. These data will then be used to test the Brinkley model of a nonideal explosion. Confirmation of this model would be of great help in evaluating potentially useful explosive systems whose energy is not released instantaneously. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DETONATIONS, BLAST), (*BLAST, REACTION KINETICS), DETONATION WAVES, ALUMINIZED EXPLOSIVES, COMBUSTION, TEST METHODS, STATISTICAL DATA.

Subject Categories : Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE