Accession Number : ADP004347

Title :   A Summary of the Mechanism of Delayed Detonation,


Personal Author(s) : Butcher,A. G. ; McCarty,K. P. ; Keefe,R. L. ; Bloomer,E. J.

Report Date : JUN 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : For the past several years extensive studies have been conducted into the aspects of certain observed types of delayed detonation phenomena. These studies have been directed primarily to events preceding detonation as opposed to events after shock formation has occurred. The types of detonation transition which have been investigated are deflagration to detonation transition, DDT, and impact initiated delayed detonation, XDT. Most of the work has been published under the individual topics of XDT and DDT. This paper presents a summary of the work on both subjects in an effort to show similarities in the basic behavior of delayed detonation. It references experimental results from XDT and DDT and ties these results together with respect ot the basic mechanisms leading to transition. Published work from several laboratories are referenced to broaden the data base of condition under which delayed detonation can occur. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Detonations, Delay, Explosives, Solid propellants, Test methods, Transitions, Deflagration, Impact, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE