Accession Number : ADA136432

Title :   Adaptation of Flux-Corrected Transport Algorithms for Modeling Dusty Flows.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Fry, M A ; Book, D L

PDF Url : ADA136432

Report Date : 20 Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Blast wave phenomena include reactive and two phase flows resulting from the motion of chemical explosion products. When the blast wave interacts with structural surfaces (external discontinuities), multiple reflections and refractions occur from both external and internal discontinuities. The most recent version of the Flux-Corrected Transport (FCT) convective-equation solver has been used both in one and two dimensions to simulate chemical explosive blast waves reflecting from planar structures for yields ranging from 8 lbs to 600 tons. One can relate the strength of the second reflected peak to the sharpness of the contact discontinuity, and thus measure the capability to predict all the salient features of the blast wave. The flow patterns obtained reveal four different vortices, two forward and two reversed. Their effect of the motion of tracer particles has been studied in order to determine the motion of (1) HE detonation products and (2) dust scoured up from the ground. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BLAST WAVES, HIGH EXPLOSIVES, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, DUST, ALGORITHMS, FINITE DIFFERENCE THEORY, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE