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  • Main Title Chemical reaction and equilibration mechanisms in detonation waves


  • Author: Tarver, C. M., LLNL
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Creation: 1997-07-01


  • English


  • Content Description: Experimental and theoretical evidence for the nonequilibrium Zeldovich-von Neumann-Doring (NEZND) theory of self-sustaining detonation is presented. High density, high temperature transition state theory is used to calculate unimolecular reaction rate constants for the initial decomposition of gaseous norbornene, liquid nitromethane, and solid, single crystal pentaerythritol tetranitrate as functions of shock temperature. The calculated rate constants are compared to those derived from experimental induction time measurements at various shock and detonation states. Uncertainties in the calculated shock and von Neumann spike temperatures are the main drawbacks to calculating these reaction rates. Nanosecond measurements of the shock temperatures of unreacted explosives are necessary to reduce these uncertainties.
  • Physical Description: 7 pages; Other: FDE: PDF


  • Keyword: Compression
  • Keyword: Chemical Reactions
  • Keyword: Detonation Waves
  • Keyword: Petn
  • Keyword: Reaction Kinetics
  • Keyword: Time Measurement
  • Keyword: Nitromethane
  • STI Subject Categories: 54 Environmental Sciences
  • Keyword: Induction
  • Keyword: Explosives
  • Keyword: Monocrystals
  • STI Subject Categories: 45 Military Technology, Weaponry, And National Defense
  • Keyword: Explosions


  • Conference: 1997 Topical Conference on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, Amherst, MA (US), 07/27/1997--08/01/1997; Other Information: Supercedes report DE98051019; PBD: 01 Jul 97


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


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    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Other: DE98051019
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC-126562
  • Report No.: CONF-970707*--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-Eng-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 16400
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc618637


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE00016400