| || Critical Shock Energy and Shock and Detonation Parameters of an Explosive
Author : Yadav, H.S;Asthana, S.N;Subhananda Rao, A
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:59(4) ; 2009 ; pp 436-440
Subject : 620.261 Explosives
Keywords : Critical shock energy;detonation;RDX/TNT
Abstract : The present study deals with the connection between critical shock energy and detonation properties of an explosive. A relation for critical shock energy has been derived in terms of detonation velocity, width of reaction zone, initial density of the explosive, specific heat ratio of detonation products and either constants of linear relation between shock and particle velocity of the explosive or the constants of the Murnaghan.s type of equation of state of the explosive. These relations have been used to calculate the critical shock energy of RDX, HMX, RDX/TNT (60/40) and TNT explosives. The values of critical shock energies obtained in this study are in close agreement with those reported in the literature.