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Title:On Detonation Diffraction in Condensed-Phase Explosives
Author(s):Wescott, Bradley L.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):D. Scott Stewart
Department / Program:Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Discipline:Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Engineering, Mechanical
Abstract:A recently proposed higher order theory including shock acceleration effects for detonation shock dynamics (DSD) is evaluated for PBX-9502. Comparisons of detonation diffraction in PBX-9502 are made between experiment, multi-material simulations using the calibrated equation of state and reaction rate, and DSD simulations using the computed higher order relation for PBX-9502. The equation of state and reaction rate developed predicts the corner-turning distance for PBX-9502. The higher order DSD relation predicts a small dead zone at the corner, an improvement over the quasi-steady theory.
Issue Date:2005
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:142 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/87733
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3202183
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2005


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