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Calculations of Liquid Plane-Wave Generators

  • Katsumi Tanaka
  • Shyuzo Fujiwara
  • Masao Kusakabe
  • Masatake Yoshida

Abstract

The plane-wave generator (PWG) composed of liquid explosives has been developed by Fujiwara et al. (1978) since early 1970s. Nitromethane (NM) and hydrazine hydrate solution of hydrazine nitrate (HHS) are used as shown in Fig. 1. NM encased in a right circular cone of polystyrene is commercial grade and is not purified. The measured time difference of detonation arrival at the bottom of PWG in use at NCLI was approximately 10 nanoseconds for diameters of both 60 mm (PL-060) and 100 mm (PL-100). A typical streak camera record of argon flash gap on the bottom of PL-060 is shown in Fig. 1.

Keywords

Shock Wave Detonation Wave Detonation Velocity Detonation Front Detonation Property 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Katsumi Tanaka
    • 1
  • Shyuzo Fujiwara
    • 1
  • Masao Kusakabe
    • 1
  • Masatake Yoshida
    • 1
  1. 1.National Chemical Laboratory for IndustryTsukuba, IbarakiJapan

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