Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves

, Volume 46, Issue 3, pp 360–364 | Cite as

Acceleration capability of explosive mixtures with a process additive

  • I. M. Voskoboinikov


The acceleration capability of HMX charges with a process additive is examined. The decrease in the acceleration capacity is largely determined by the charge porosity; for a fixed volume content of the pore-filling additive, the acceleration capability decreases in the series from polyethylene through viton to TNT. An evaluation procedure for the acceleration capability is proposed, based on the assumption that, at a 10: 1 ratio of the charge and steel (copper) plate thicknesses, the acceleration velocity varies in proportion to the initial velocity of the explosion products-plate contact boundary.

Key words

detonation parameters acceleration capability high explosive inert additive acceleration velocity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Semenov Institute of Chemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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