Accession Number : ADA300248

Title :   A Fundamental Study of Shock-Induced Chemical Reactions.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 93-30 Jun 95,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA DEPT OF APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Meyers, Marc A.

PDF Url : ADA300248

Report Date : 14 SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The collaborative program with Russian scientists was successfully initiated and has included visits, joint experiments and the preparation of a number of manuscripts. The principal result of the research effort is that plastic shear can initiate exothermic reactions between Nb and Si powders. Regions of intense shear localization were generated in porous and densified mixtures by explosive loading. The research is being continued under an ARO contract. jg

Descriptors :   *SHOCK, *CHEMICAL REACTIONS, SHEAR PROPERTIES, USSR, DENSITY, POWDERS, LOADS(FORCES), INTENSITY, EXPLOSIVES, MIXTURES, SILICON, NIOBIUM, PLASTICS, EXOTHERMIC REACTIONS, POROUS MATERIALS, SCIENTISTS.

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE