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On the Violence of High Explosive Reactions

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Craig M. Tarver, Steven K. Chidester

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P.O. Box 808, L-282, Livermore, California 94551

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 127(1), 39-48 (Mar 15, 2005) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1845474 History: Received August 27, 2004; Revised September 01, 2004; Online March 15, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
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Geometry of the LLNL Steven impact test
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Experimental and calculated pressure histories in a PBX 9501 Steven test target impacted at 51.36 m/s (no reaction)
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Experimental and calculated pressure histories in a PBX 9501 Steven test target impacted at 55.40 m/s (reaction)
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ODTX experimental and calculated times to explosion vs inverse temperature for coarse and HMX
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Experimental (upper) and calculated (lower) pressure histories in a PBX 9501 Jerry test acceptor charge
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Critical spherical hot spot temperatures in HMX and TATB at various diameters
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Particle velocity histories for LX-17 shock initiated by a Kel-F flyer plate at 2.951 mm/μs
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Interface particle velocity histories for detonating LX-17 and various salt crystals
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Free surface velocities for 0.267-mm-thick tantalum disks driven by 19.871 mm of LX-17
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The NEZND model of detonation for condensed phase explosives

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