| || Compression Process of Pore inside Explosive Charge in a Warhead under Launching Load
Author : Li, W.;Yan, H.;Zhang, Q;Ji, Y.H.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:60(3) ; 2010 ; pp 244-250
Subject : 620.261 Explosives;623.41 Weapon Systems ;Defence Science Journal
Keywords : Thermobaric warhead;numerical computing;dynamical response
Abstract : In this paper, the compression process of the pore inside explosive charge in a warhead under launching load is simulated and its influence on premature explosion is discussed. The relationship between the pore compression, distortion, and the form of igniting hot spot has been established. The analysis of result indicates that the stress wave in the explosive charge developed due to launching load is a key factor in the pore compression process. The volume change of the pore, which is related to its original volume, is a major factor affecting the form of ignition hot spot. It appears that a specific size of the pore may not lead to the premature explosion of explosive charge in a warhead under launching load. The quantitative relationship between the dangerous size range of the pore and the launching load is a core research subject of warhead safety during launching. With this objective, numerical computing was undertaken to assess the pores distortion parameter inside the explosive charge of a warhead, and generate database for warhead safety under launching load.