Accession Number : AD0872462

Title :   Low Velocity Detonations for Liquid Explosives.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ

Personal Author(s) : Fischer, Jack W.

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A study of the current knowledge of liquid low velocity detonation (LVD) indicates that LVD is the result of a cavitation region formed ahead of the reaction zone. This serves as the initiation point for LVD and is essential to LVD propagation. The Liquid Rocket Propulsion Laboratory has initiated a program to investigate the potential of adapting LVD for military applications. The initial approach was to understand LVD phenomenon through experimentation, thus providing the experience for continued research for application to Army interest. The LRPL experimental effort and recommendations for continued research are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DETONATIONS), (*EXPLOSIVES, LIQUIDS, CAVITATION.

Subject Categories : Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE