Shock compression of liquid hydrazine

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Liquid hydrazine (N{sub 2}H{sub 4}) is a propellant used by the Air Force and NASA for aerospace propulsion and power systems. Because the propellant modules that contain the hydrazine can be subject to debris impacts during their use, the shock states that can occur in the hydrazine need to be characterized to safely predict its response. Several shock compression experiments have been conducted in an attempt to investigate the detonability of liquid hydrazine; however, the experiments results disagree. Therefore, in this study, we reproduced each experiment numerically to evaluate in detail the shock wave profiles generated in the liquid hydrazine. ... continued below

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Garcia, B.O. & Chavez, D.J. January 1, 1995.

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  • Garcia, B.O. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
  • Chavez, D.J. Rockwell White Sands Test Facility, Las Cruces, NM (United States)

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Liquid hydrazine (N{sub 2}H{sub 4}) is a propellant used by the Air Force and NASA for aerospace propulsion and power systems. Because the propellant modules that contain the hydrazine can be subject to debris impacts during their use, the shock states that can occur in the hydrazine need to be characterized to safely predict its response. Several shock compression experiments have been conducted in an attempt to investigate the detonability of liquid hydrazine; however, the experiments results disagree. Therefore, in this study, we reproduced each experiment numerically to evaluate in detail the shock wave profiles generated in the liquid hydrazine. This paper presents the results of each numerical simulation and compares the results to those obtained in experiment. We also present the methodology of our approach, which includes chemical kinetic experiments, chemical equilibrium calculations, and characterization of the equation of state of liquid hydrazine.

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OSTI as DE95016826

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  • Report No.: LA-UR--95-2369
  • Report No.: CONF-950846--8
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 105881
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc625698

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Garcia, B.O. & Chavez, D.J. Shock compression of liquid hydrazine, report, January 1, 1995; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625698/: accessed January 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.