TITLE

Modeling of non-ideal aluminized explosives

AUTHOR(S)
Howard, W. M.; Fried, L. E.; Souers, P. C.
PUB. DATE
April 2000
SOURCE
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 505 Issue 1, p389
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We have implemented a Wood-Kirkwood kinetic detonation model based on multi-species equations of state and multiple reaction rate laws. Finite rate laws are used for the slowest chemical reactions, while other reactions are given infinite rates and are kept in constant thermodynamic equilibrium. Within the context of WK theory, we study the chemical interaction between Al and HMX detonation products in non-ideal explosives. We develop a kinetic rate law for the combustion of A1 in a condensed detonation that depends on the pressure and the detonation product gases. We use a Murnaghan form for the equation of state of the solid and liquid A1 and A1[SUB2]O[SUB3]. We find that we can replicate experimental detonation velocities for HMX/A1 composites to within a few percent for a wide range of aluminum content. We discuss the uncertainties in our model and the implications of our results on the modeling of other non-ideal explosives.
ACCESSION #
5985506

 

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