Accession Number : ADA020114

Title :   Volume and Pressure Dependence of Some Kinetic Processes in Explosives,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER WHITE OAK LAB SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s) : Pastine,D. J. ; Kamlet,M. J. ; Jacobs,S. J.

Report Date : 18 NOV 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Qualitative formulae are developed which describe the volume and pressure dependence of certain kinetic processes thought to occur in explosives. The volume and pressure dependences of the monomolecular, bond breaking, process and of one possible bimolecular reaction process are specifically described and the possible relationship between these processes and explosive phenomena, such as explosion time, are discussed. An additional investigation is made into the possible influence of wall catalyzed reactions on the detonation process. It is concluded that this latter effect is probably unimportant.

Descriptors :   *Explosives, *Reaction kinetics, Temperature, Volume, Activation energy, Decomposition, Bonding, Potential energy, Mathematical models, Detonations

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE