Shock induced detonations in composite heterogeneous energetic materials

R. K. Shukla, Carlos A Pantano-Rubino, T. L. Jackson, J. M. Austin, Jonathan Freund

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Abstract

Solid energetic materials are used in a wide variety of applications, including solid rocket motors, munitions, explosives for construction and demolition, automotive airbags, and pyrotechnic fasteners and actuators for space applications. An understanding of their potential for initiation and explosion is vital for their safe storage, handling, and transportation. Because of the rich phenomenology associate with microstructural geometric features, such pack as morphology, the presence of voids, and the type of binder, one-dimensional empirical models will be limited in predicting the shock sensitivity of energetic materials for a wide variety of insults. Therefore, the goal of our research is to develop a multidimensional shock-sensitivity model that accounts for microstructural geometric features. Here, we report a novel shock capturing multi-phase flow solver, which combines the features of a level-set method and a time dependent mesh redistribution technique. Numerical simulations of multi-material inert shock problems and detonation initiation through localized thermal energy deposition are used to demonstrate the method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication45th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event45th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 2 2009Aug 5 2009

Other

Other45th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period8/2/098/5/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Energy(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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