Analysis of the requirements on modern energetics and their impact on materials design

Joseph C. Foster, Nick Glumac, D. Scott Stewart

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Abstract

We characterized the "design" of explosive materials as represented by the complete suite of engineering specifications on ingredients and processes used in the manufacture of specific components used in various applications. The detonation of explosive materials and the associated high power density of this process have historically been accepted as essential elements of the design. Evolving requirements such as the desire for insensitive munitions and the broadened demands of controlling the power output are producing a new class on energetic materials whose thermo-chemical response to specific intentional trigger mechanisms result in reactive behavior far removed the classical detonation modeling represented by the physics and chemistry of Chapman-Jouguet [CJ] or Zel'dovich, VonNeuman, Doering [ZND] detonation models. Experimental studies of representative designs and analysis of the role of processes controlled by the mesostructure suggest functional paths to establishing the desired output.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationShock Compression of Condensed Matter - 2011 - Proceedings of the Conference of the American Physical Society Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter
Pages649-652
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 13 2012
Event17th Biennial Conference of the American Physical Society Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, 2011 APS SCCM - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 26 2011Jul 1 2011

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1426
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other17th Biennial Conference of the American Physical Society Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, 2011 APS SCCM
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period6/26/117/1/11

Keywords

  • CJ
  • Multifunctional Energetics
  • ZND
  • design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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