Numerical modeling of explosives and propellants by Charles L. Mader

By Charles L. Mader

Significant advances, either in modeling equipment and within the computing energy required to make these tools practicable, have ended in significant breakthroughs in our skill to version the functionality and vulnerability of explosives and propellants. additionally, the improvement of proton radiography over the past decade has supplied researchers with a huge new experimental software for learning explosive and surprise wave physics. difficulties that have been as soon as thought of intractable – comparable to the new release of water cavities, jets, and stems via explosives and projectiles – have now been solved. Numerical Modeling of Explosives and Propellants, 3rd variation presents an entire assessment of this quickly rising box, masking simple reactive fluid dynamics in addition to the newest and most complicated tools and findings. It additionally describes and evaluates Russian contributions to the experimental explosive physics database, which only in the near past became on hand. This e-book comes packaged with a CD-ROM that comprises— ·         FORTRAN and executable desktop codes that function less than Microsoft® home windows Vista working approach and the OS X working approach for Apple desktops ·         home windows Vista and MAC suitable video clips and PowerPoint displays for every bankruptcy ·         Explosive and surprise wave databases generated on the Los Alamos  National Laboratory and the Russian Federal Nuclear facilities Charles Mader’s three-pronged technique – via textual content, computing device courses, and animations – imparts an intensive figuring out of recent computational tools and experimental measuring options, whereas additionally delivering the instruments to place those tips on how to potent use.

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L. A. Journal 10, 514–516 (1972). 6. Bernard Hayes, “Electrical Measurements in Reaction Zones of High Explosives”, Tenth Symposium (International) on Combustion 869–874 (1965). 7. Bobby G. Craig, private communication. 8. B. G. Craig, “Measurements of the Detonation-Front Structure in Condensed-Phase Explosives”, Tenth Symposium (International) on Combustion 863–867 (1965). © 2008 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC 30 chapter one: The Detonation Wave 9. Charles L. Mader and James D. Kershner, “Three-Dimensional Modeling of Explosive Desensitization by Preshocking”, Journal of Energetic Materials 3, 35–47 (1985).

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Expt’l. Ref. 37 © 2008 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC 47 C-J Param. Expt’l. Ref. BKW BKW RDX Param. TNT Param. 01 48 chapter two: Performance of Explosives and Propellants Explosive C-J Param. Expt’l. Ref. BKW BKW RDX Param. TNT Param. 1 Steady State Detonations Explosive 49 C-J Param. Expt’l. Ref. BKW BKW RDX Param. TNT Param. 53 C6 H10 N4 O11 S Eo = -136. 8169 Eo = -182. 88 50 Explosive chapter two: Performance of Explosives and Propellants C-J Param. Expt’l. Ref. BKW BKW RDX Param. TNT Param.

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