Detonation Velocity and Pressure of Ammonium Nitrate and Activated Carbon Mixtures


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To obtain a better understanding of detonation properties of ammonium nitrate (AN) and activated carbon (AC) mixtures, steel tube test was carried out for stoichiometric composition of powdered AN and AC mixtures and the detonation velocity and the pressure profile were measured. Based on the results obtained the relation between the detonation velocity and the peak pressure was discussed with the theoretically predicted values which were obtained by the thermohydrodynamic CHEETAH code with the BKWC equation of state. The measured detonation velocity and peak pressure were far below the theoretically predicted values and the non-ideal detonation behaviour was confirmed.



Edited by:

S. Itoh and K. Hokamoto




A. Miyake et al., "Detonation Velocity and Pressure of Ammonium Nitrate and Activated Carbon Mixtures", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 566, pp. 107-112, 2008

Online since:

November 2007




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