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Hydrocode Modeling of Deflagration and Detonation with Dynamic Compaction of a Granular Explosive: Cyclotetramethylene-tetranitramine, HMX

Abstract The study of deflagration to detonation transition (DDT) in explosives is of prime importance with regards to insensitive munitions (IM). Critical damage owing to thermal or shock stimuli could translate to significant loss of life and material. The present study models detonation and deflagration of a commonly used granular explosive: cyclotetramethylene-tetranitramine, HMX. A robust literature review is followed by computational modeling of gas gun and DDT tube test data using the Sandia National Lab three-dimensional multi-material Eulerian hydrocode CTH. This dissertation proposes new computational practices and models that aid in predicting shock stimulus IM response. CTH was first used to model experimental data sets of DDT tubes from... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Mahon, Kelly Susan (Author) / Lee, Taewoo (Advisor) / Herrmann, Marcus (Committee member) / Chen, Kangping (Committee member) / Jiao, Yang (Committee member) / Huang, Huei-Ping (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Aerospace engineering / Mechanics / Physics / Compaction / Deflagration / Detonation / HMX / Hydrocode / Porosity
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 271 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Aerospace Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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