The Impact-Induced Triggering of Hot Spots in Energetic/Explosive Materials Part 2: Adiabatic Temperature Distribution Near a Spherical Hole

Report No. ARL-TR-4965
Authors: Michael Grinfeld; Todd Bjerke
Date/Pages: September 2009; 26 pages
Abstract: Currently, there is a considerable gap in the level of theoretical understanding of the mechanisms triggering energy release between liquid and solid energetic/explosive materials. Although adiabatic impact-induced triggering in solid energetic/explosive materials is still treated similarly to liquid, there are qualitative differences in the impact-induced triggering of liquids and solids. In this report, we discuss our recent results related to the impact-induced triggering in solid energetic materials.
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