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Post detonation nuclear forensics  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The problem of working backwards from the debris of a nuclear explosion to attempt to attribute the event to a particular actor is singularly difficult technically. However, moving from physical information of any certainty through the political steps that would lead to national action presents daunting policy questions as well. This monograph will outline the operational and physical components of this problem and suggest the difficulty of the policy questions that remain.

Davis, Jay [The Hertz Foundation, 2300 First Street, Suite 250, Livermore, California (United States)

2014-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Radioactive Fallout from Terrorist Nuclear Detonations  

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Responding correctly during the first hour after a terrorist nuclear detonation is the key to reducing casualties from a low-yield surface burst, and a correct response requires an understanding of the rapidly changing dose rate from fallout. This report provides an empirical formula for dose rate as a function of time and location that can guide the response to an unexpected nuclear detonation. At least one post-detonation radiation measurement is required if the yield and other characteristics of the detonation are unknown.

Marrs, R E

2007-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Goals, Objectives, and Requirements (GOR) of the Ground-based Nuclear Detonation Detection (GNDD) Team for the Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development (DNN R&D)  

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The goal, objectives, and requirements (GOR) presented in this document define a framework for describing research directed specifically by the Ground-based Nuclear Detonation Detection (GNDD) Team of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The intent of this document is to provide a communication tool for the GNDD Team with NNSA management and with its stakeholder community. It describes the GNDD expectation that much of the improvement in the proficiency of nuclear explosion monitoring will come from better understanding of the science behind the generation, propagation, recording, and interpretation of seismic, infrasound, hydroacoustic, and radionuclide signals and development of "game-changer" advances in science and technology.

Casey, Leslie A.

2014-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Determining optimal fallout shelter times following a nuclear detonation  

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...President, Interagency Policy Coordination Subcommittee...Response to Radiological and Nuclear Threats 2010 Planning guidance for response to a nuclear detonation, 2nd edn...Science and Technology Policy. See http://www...planning-guidance-for-response-to-nuclear-detonation-2-edition-final...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detonation  

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Detonation is a process of layer-by-layer, ... Zeldovich-von Neumann-Doering (ZND) model of detonation, chemical reactions occur at a definite rate...

Muhamed Su?eska Ph.D.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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detonation  

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detonation, reaction shock ? Detonation f, Explosion 2. Ordnung [Die Koppelung der energieliefernden Umsetzungen eines Explosivstoffes mit einem Verdichtungsstoß, der diese Umsetzung auslöst und sich...

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Calculated concentrations of any radionuclide deposited on the ground by release from underground nuclear detonations, tests of nuclear rockets, and tests of nuclear ramjet engines  

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This report presents calculated gamma radiation exposure rates and ground deposition of related radionuclides resulting from three types of event that deposited detectable radioactivity outside the Nevada Test Site complex, namely, underground nuclear detonations, tests of nuclear rocket engines and tests of nuclear ramjet engines.

Hicks, H.G.

1981-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The unique signal concept for detonation safety in nuclear weapons  

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The purpose of a unique signal (UQS) in a nuclear weapon system is to provide an unambiguous communication of intent to detonate from the UQS information input source device to a stronglink safety device in the weapon in a manner that is highly unlikely to be duplicated or simulated in normal environments and in a broad range of ill-defined abnormal environments. This report presents safety considerations for the design and implementation of UQSs in the context of the overall safety system.

Spray, S.D.; Cooper, J.A.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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detonation velocity  

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detonation velocity, detonation rate, velocity of detonation, V.O.D., detonating velocity, rate of detonation, detonating rate, detonation speed, detonating speed, speed of detonation ? Detonationsge...

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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detonation rate  

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detonation rate, detonation velocity, velocity of detonation, V.O.D., detonating velocity, rate of detonation, detonating rate ? Detonationsgeschwindigkeit f

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OPTICAL, ELECTROMAGNETIC, AND SATELLITE OBSERVATIONS OF HIGH-ALTITUDE NUCLEAR DETONATIONS—PART II  

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...OBSERVATIONS OF HIGH-ALTITUDE NUCLEAR DETONATIONS—PART...of the explosion of a nuclear device at very high...might accompany the nuclear explosions and might...temperature-limited vacuum noise diode and the...synchro- tron particle accelerator. The generation of...

Allen M. Peterson

1959-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detonation Nanodiamonds for Rapid Detection of Clinical Isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex in Broth Culture Media  

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Detonation Nanodiamonds for Rapid Detection of Clinical Isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex in Broth Culture Media ... To tackle this problem, we develop a method to streamline identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) in broth culture media by using detonation nanodiamonds (DNDs) as a platform to effectively capture the antigen secreted by MTBC which is cultured in BACTEC MGIT 960, followed by the analysis of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). ... Here we present detonation nanodiamond matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (DND MALDI-TOF MS) to rapidly and correctly identify MTBC. ...

Po-Chi Soo; Ching-Jen Kung; Yu-Tze Horng; Kai-Chih Chang; Jen-Jyh Lee; Wen-Ping Peng

2012-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Russian Military and Security Forces: A Postulated Reaction to a Nuclear Detonation  

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In this paper, we will examine how Russia's military and security forces might react to the detonation of a 10-kiloton nuclear weapon placed next to the walls surrounding the Kremlin. At the time of this 'big bang,' Putin is situated outside Moscow and survives the explosion. No one claims responsibility for the detonation. No other information is known. Numerous variables will determine how events ultimately unfold and how the military and security forces will respond. Prior to examining these variables in greater detail, it is imperative to elucidate first what we mean by Russia's military and security forces.

Ball, D

2005-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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GIS surface effects archive of underground nuclear detonations conducted at Yucca Flat and Pahute Mesa, Nevada Test Site, Nevada  

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This report presents a new comprehensive, digital archive of more than 40 years of geologic surface effects maps produced at individual detonation sites throughout the Yucca Flat and Pahute Mesa nuclear testing areas of the Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada. The Geographic Information System (GIS) surface effects map archive on CD-ROM (this report) comprehensively documents the surface effects of underground nuclear detonations conducted at two of the most extensively used testing areas of the Nevada Test Site. Between 1951 and 1992, numerous investigators of the U.S. Geological Survey, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency meticulously mapped the surface effects caused by underground nuclear testing. Their work documented the effects of more than seventy percent of the underground nuclear detonations conducted at Yucca Flat and all of the underground nuclear detonations conducted at Pahute Mesa.

Grasso, D.N.

2001-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

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backward detonation  

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backward detonation, backward reaction shock ? Rückwärtsdetonation f, Rückwärtsexplosion 2. Ordnung [Siehe Anmerkung unter „Detonation

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A compilation of nuclear weapons test detonation data for U.S. Pacific ocean tests  

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Prior to December 1993, the explosive yields of 44 of 66 nuclear tests conducted by the United States in the Marshall Islands were still classified. Following a request from the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to the U.S. Department of Energy to release this information, the Secretary of Energy declassified and released to the public the explosive yields of the Pacific nuclear tests. This paper presents a synopsis of information on nuclear test detonations in the Marshall Islands and other locations in the mid-Pacific including dates, explosive yields, locations, weapon placement, and summary statistics. 10 refs., 1 fig., 2 tabs.

Simon, S.L. [Radiation Effects Research, Washington, DC (United States); Robison, W.L. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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detonation trap  

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detonation trap [It prevents a detonation initiated in one part of a system...] ? Detonationsfang m, Detonationsfänger m

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aerothermoballistics of pyrophoric metal shrapnel in high speed, high Weber number flows. [From non-nuclear detonation of nuclear weapon  

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A numerical simulation is presented on the aerothermoballistic behavior of pyrophoric metal shrapnel ejected at supersonic speeds from a non-nuclear detonation of a nuclear weapon. The model predicts the aerodynamic and chemical heat transfer rates and the particle thermal responses including the time and position of melt initiation. Due to the high Weber number environment, the melting particle undergoes liquid layer stripping. The theoretical model, which is incorporated in the PLUTO computer code, predicts the liquid mass loss rate, characteristic liquid droplet diameter, temperature rise across the liquid film, and the coupled particle trajectory.

Connell, L.W.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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vollständige Detonation f  

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vollständige Detonation f [Umsetzung bis zu den Endprodukten] ? complete detonation, full detonation

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dopes and Detonation  

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... investigation which is described was the determination of the physical actions that delay or prevent detonation in the cylinder of an internal combustion engine. The addition to petrol of non- ... by compression owing to their low ignition temperature. The marked effect of pressure in promoting detonation is explained by the rapid increase of nuclear condensation with increased density of charge. ...

1926-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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symphathetic detonation  

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symphathetic detonation, gap test, sympathetic reaction shock [The initiation of an explosive charge without ignition device by the detonation of another charge in the neighbourhood] ? Übertragexplos...

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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detonation pressure  

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detonation pressure ? Detonationsdruck m [Er ist dem Quadrat der Detonationsgeschwindigkeit und der Sprengstoffdichte proportional

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detonation: From the Bottom Up  

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Latest Issue:December 2014 All Issues submit Detonation: From the Bottom Up In the nuclear testing era, scientists never thoroughly characterized the properties of the...

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ENVIRONMENTAL IlONITORING REPORT FOR THE NEVADA TEST SITE AND OTHER TEST AREAS USED FOR UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR DETONATIONS  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

IlONITORING REPORT FOR THE NEVADA TEST SITE IlONITORING REPORT FOR THE NEVADA TEST SITE AND OTHER TEST AREAS USED FOR UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR DETONATIONS January through December 1975 Nonitoring Operations Division Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Las Vegas, Nevada 89114 APRIL 1976 This work performed under a Memorandum of Understanding No. AT(26-1)-539 for the U . S . ENERGY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION EMSL-LV-5 39-4 May 1976 ENVIRONMENTAL 14ONITORING REPORT FOR THE NEVADA TEST SITE AND OTHER TEST AREAS USED FOR UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR DETONATIONS January through December I975 Monitoring Operations Division Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Las Vegas, Nevada 89114 APRIL 1976 This work performed under a Memorandum of

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Improved estimates of separation distances to prevent unacceptable damage to nuclear power plant structures from hydrogen detonation for gaseous hydrogen storage. Technical report  

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This report provides new estimates of separation distances for nuclear power plant gaseous hydrogen storage facilities. Unacceptable damage to plant structures from hydrogen detonations will be prevented by having hydrogen storage facilities meet separation distance criteria recommended in this report. The revised standoff distances are based on improved calculations on hydrogen gas cloud detonations and structural analysis of reinforced concrete structures. Also, the results presented in this study do not depend upon equivalencing a hydrogen detonation to an equivalent TNT detonation. The static and stagnation pressures, wave velocity, and the shock wave impulse delivered to wall surfaces were computed for several different size hydrogen explosions. Separation distance equations were developed and were used to compute the minimum separation distance for six different wall cases and for seven detonating volumes (from 1.59 to 79.67 lbm of hydrogen). These improved calculation results were compared to previous calculations. The ratio between the separation distance predicted in this report versus that predicted for hydrogen detonation in previous calculations varies from 0 to approximately 4. Thus, the separation distances results from the previous calculations can be either overconservative or unconservative depending upon the set of hydrogen detonation parameters that are used. Consequently, it is concluded that the hydrogen-to-TNT detonation equivalency utilized in previous calculations should no longer be used.

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1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Antineutrino Detection for Nuclear Monitoring  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

covertly acquire these special nuclear materials from: Assembled weapons Raw uranium ore Enriched uranium antineutrino monitoring infrastructure will help avert the spread of covert nuclear reactors and weaponsAntineutrino Detection for Nuclear Monitoring Draft #12;Graphic courtesy Lawrence Livermore

Mcdonough, William F.

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detonation shock  

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detonation shock ? Detonationsstoß m, Verdichtungsstoß [DIN 20163. Verdichtungsstoß in der Chapman-Jouguet-Ebene eines detonierenden Sprengstoffs; er löst einen Verdichtungsstoß im angrenzenden Mediu...

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detonation f  

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Detonation f, Explosion 2. Ordnung [Die Koppelung der energieliefernden Umsetzungen eines Explosivstoffes mit einem Verdichtungsstoß, der diese Umsetzung auslöst und sich mit Überschallge...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Revolution in nuclear detection affairs  

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The detection of nuclear or radioactive materials for homeland or national security purposes is inherently difficult. This is one reason detection efforts must be seen as just one part of an overall nuclear defense strategy which includes, inter alia, material security, detection, interdiction, consequence management and recovery. Nevertheless, one could argue that there has been a revolution in detection affairs in the past several decades as the innovative application of new technology has changed the character and conduct of detection operations. This revolution will likely be most effectively reinforced in the coming decades with the networking of detectors and innovative application of anomaly detection algorithms.

Stern, Warren M. [Nonproliferation and National Security Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York (United States)

2014-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Derivation of models for nuclear weapon terrorist arming and detonation risk analysis  

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This report investigates "use control" for the on-site arming and detonation, by terrorists, of stored weapon systems. We investigate both components of weapon "use control", which we define as: (1) weapon "use denial" * that we model as a probability, Pj (denial), that represents the chances that terrorists attempting to arm a type j weapon will commit a non-recoverable error, and (2) weapon "use delay" that we model as a random variable, Tj , that represents the arming delay imposed by the use control features of a type j weapon, before detonation can occur. Using information pertaining to the physical security system at a storage site, the postulated terrorist attack force size, and simulated combat engagement outcomes, we formulate the frequency, fj , and probability, P(dj ), of on-site detonation, for generic weapon types j. We derive a model that disjoins the performance of site physical security, from that for weapon use control, if the use control random variable Tj has a Uniform or histogram distribution. This is an especially significant result where most complex distributions can be adequately approximated with a histogram. Hence, we can conduct combat simulations to obtain the physical security performance of a specific storage site independent of the use control features associated with specific weapon types that are stored, or might be stored, at the site. In turn, we can obtain the use control performance for various weapon types, independent of where they are stored and the physical security systems surrounding them. Our models can then mathematically combine physical security performance and weapon use control performance for any combination of storage facility and weapon type.

Parziale, A A

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Nuclear Security Administration's Space-Based Nuclear...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

National Nuclear Security Administration's Space-Based Nuclear Detonation Detection Program OAS-L-14-09 July 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of...

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Nuclear Detection and Sensor Testing Center | Y-12 National Security...  

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Detection and ... Nuclear Detection and Sensor Testing Center As part of our increased global nuclear nonproliferation efforts, Y-12 commissioned the Nuclear Detection and Sensor...

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Salmon Site, characterization of contamination associated with an underground nuclear detonation  

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The Salmon Site, located in south central Mississippi, was used for two nuclear explosive tests and two methane/oxygen explosive tests between 1964 and 1970. The tests were conducted in the Tatum Salt Dome, 823 meters (m) below the ground surface. In 1972, the land surface was remediated, the site was decommissioned, and the Long-Term Hydrologic Monitoring Program was initiated to collect surface water and groundwater samples from the site and surrounding areas annually. In 1989, local citizens and political representatives raised concerns about the integrity of the shot cavity and whether there were hazardous substances in the near surface disposal and drilling mud pits. Examination of the problem shows that the most likely migration pathway is for contaminated groundwater to be pushed up an abandoned emplacement hole or re-entry boring as the salt stock closes in and pressurizes the shot cavity. Based on this scenario, the best way to determine whether leakage is occurring is to sample the aquifers over the dome. To do this, three wells are planned to be installed in each aquifer to collect representative soil and groundwater samples and to conduct aquifer testing to determine aquifer hydraulic properties. After evaluating the nature and extent of contamination, contaminant fate and transport modeling will be conducted. Surface contamination has resulted from site activities subsequent to the weapons testing and are not a result of a release during the actual testing. The old drilling mud pits and disposal areas have been investigated using surface geophysical methods, followed by soil and biota sampling and cone penetrometer testing. Based on the results of this testing, a number of shallow monitoring wells will be installed around the contaminated locations.

Deshler, R.M.; Danz, R.; Mellington, S.A.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Reducing emissions to improve nuclear test detection | National Nuclear  

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Reducing emissions to improve nuclear test detection | National Nuclear Reducing emissions to improve nuclear test detection | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > Reducing emissions to improve nuclear test detection Reducing emissions to improve nuclear test detection Posted By Office of Public Affairs In early November, medical isotope producers met with nuclear explosion

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Superheated detonation and other detonations with external energy addition  

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...An analytical description of a new notion in detonation physics – superheated detonation – is given. This is stationary detonation of an explosive with external energy addition. Other detonation regimes with e...

V.I. Tarzhanov

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detonation velocity deficit and curvature radius of flexible detonation fuses  

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The detonation velocity deficit in bending flexible detonating fuses is studied, based on the detonation wave’s corner effects and delay time ... model and a theoretical mathematical equation of the detonation ve...

Y. -Q. Wen; Ya. -K. Ye; N. Yan

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Detection and Forensics | Y-12 National Security Complex  

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Nuclear Detection and ... Nuclear Detection and Forensics We have a firm foundation to support the science and technology needed for the important, growing areas of nuclear...

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Supernova: Carbon detonation redux  

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... A DECADE ago carbon detonation was all the rage among supernova theorists. The idea was that the characteristic burst ... wind.

J. Craig Wheeler

1983-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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High temperature detonator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A detonator assembly is provided which is usable at high temperatures about 300.degree. C. A detonator body is provided with an internal volume defining an anvil surface. A first acceptor explosive is disposed on the anvil surface. A donor assembly having an ignition element, an explosive material, and a flying plate, are placed in the body effective to accelerate the flying plate to impact the first acceptor explosive on the anvil for detonating the first acceptor explosive. A second acceptor explosive is eccentrically located in detonation relationship with the first acceptor explosive to thereafter effect detonation of a main charge.

Johnson, James O. (Los Alamos, NM); Dinegar, Robert H. (Los Alamos, NM)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INCOMPLETE CARBON-OXYGEN DETONATION IN TYPE Ia SUPERNOVAE  

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Incomplete carbon-oxygen detonation with reactions terminating after burning of C{sup 12} in the leading C{sup 12} + C{sup 12} reaction (C-detonation) may occur in the low-density outer layers of white dwarfs exploding as Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia). Previous studies of carbon-oxygen detonation structure and stability at low densities were performed under the assumption that the velocity of a detonation wave is derived from complete burning of carbon and oxygen to iron. In fact, at densities {rho} {<=} 10{sup 6} g cm{sup -3} the detonation in SNe Ia may release less than a half of the available nuclear energy. In this paper, we study basic properties of such detonations. We find that the length of an unsupported steady-state C-detonation is {approx_equal}30-100 times greater than previously estimated and that the decreased energy has a drastic effect on the detonation stability. In contrast to complete detonations which are one-dimensionally stable, C-detonations may be one-dimensionally unstable and propagate by periodically re-igniting themselves via spontaneous burning. The re-ignition period at {rho} {<=} 10{sup 6} g cm{sup -3} is estimated to be greater than the timescale of an SN Ia explosion. This suggests that propagation and quenching of C-detonations at these densities could be affected by the instability. Potential observational implications of this effect are discussed.

Dominguez, Inma [Departamento de Fisica Teorica y del Cosmos, University of Granada, 18071 Granada (Spain); Khokhlov, Alexei [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States)

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear weapon detection categorization analysis  

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This statement of work is for the Proof of Concept for nuclear weapon categories utility in Arms control. The focus of the project will be to collect, analyze and correlate Intrinsic Radiation (INRAD) calculation results for the purpose of defining measurable signatures that differentiate categories of nuclear weapons. The project will support START III negotiations by identifying categories of nuclear weapons. The categories could be used to clarify sub-limits on the total number of nuclear weapons.

NONE

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Front Structure of Detonation and the Stability of Detonation  

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The physics of propagation of detonation waves is still a challenging topic in ... been found in experiments and 3D simulations of detonation physics, there are three types of detonation front structures. These a...

H. -S. Dou; Z. M. Hu; B. C. Khoo; C. Wang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reducing emissions to improve nuclear test detection | National...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Reducing emissions to improve nuclear test detection | National Nuclear Security Administration People Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear...

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Mechanism of Detonation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... A DISCUSSION on "Detonation" was held by the Boyal Society on November 10, in the Society's rooms ... P and specific volume V throughout the zone:

H. H. M. PIKE

1950-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-detonable explosive simulators  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A simulator which is chemically equivalent to an explosive, but is not detonable. The simulator has particular use in the training of explosives detecting dogs and calibrating sensitive analytical instruments. The explosive simulants may be fabricated by different techniques, a first involves the use of standard slurry coatings to produce a material with a very high binder to explosive ratio without masking the explosive vapor, and the second involves coating inert beads with thin layers of explosive molecules. 5 figs.

Simpson, R.L.; Pruneda, C.O.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-detonable explosive simulators  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A simulator which is chemically equivalent to an explosive, but is not detonable. The simulator has particular use in the training of explosives detecting dogs and calibrating sensitive analytical instruments. The explosive simulants may be fabricated by different techniques, a first involves the use of standard slurry coatings to produce a material with a very high binder to explosive ratio without masking the explosive vapor, and the second involves coating inert beads with thin layers of explosive molecules.

Simpson, Randall L. (Livermore, CA); Pruneda, Cesar O. (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detonation of Ammonium Nitrate Fertilizer  

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Detonation of Ammonium Nitrate Fertilizer ... charge of the fertilizer enclosed in ¼-inch Shelby seamless tubing, 3 inches in diameter and 20 inches in length, detonated with extreme violence. ...

1947-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic detection of nuclear reactor core incident  

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Surveillance, safety and security of evolving systems are a challenge to prevent accident. The dynamic detection of a hypothetical and theoretical blockage incident in the Phenix nuclear reactor is investigated. Such an incident is characterized by abnormal ... Keywords: Contrast, Dynamic detection of perturbations, Evolving system, Fast-neutron reactor, Neighbourhood, Noise

Laurent Hartert; Danielle Nuzillard; Jean-Philippe Jeannot

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technologies for detection of nuclear materials  

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Detection of smuggled nuclear materials at transit points requires monitoring unknown samples in large closed packages. This review contends that high-confidence nuclear-material detection requires induced fission as the primary mechanism, with passive radiation screening in a complementary role. With the right equipment, even small quantities of nuclear materials are detectable with a high probability at transit points. The equipment could also be linked synergistically with detectors of other contrabond. For screening postal mail and packages, passive monitors are probably more cost-effective. When a suspicious item is detected, a single active probe could then be used. Until active systems become mass produced, this two-stage screening/interrogation role for active/passive equipment is more economic for cargo at border crossings. For widespread monitoring of nuclear smuggling, it will probably be necessary to develop a system for simultaneously detecting most categories of contraband, including explosives and illicit drugs. With control of nuclear materials at known storage sites being the first line of defense, detection capabilities at international borders could establish a viable second line of defense against smuggling.

DeVolpi, A.

1996-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Detonation in Liquid Explosives  

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... Laboratory, on the initiative of Dr. A. H. Davis, into the process of detonation in explosives, the programme including a photographic study of the ... in explosives, the programme including a photographic study of the detonation Waves in transparent liquid explosives—the sensitivity of some of which can be varied by ...

D. CRONEY

1948-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Microwave Observation of Detonation  

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... We have recently developed a technique for measuring the velocity of detonation of various high explosives under contained conditions by means of the reflexion of microwaves from ... contained conditions by means of the reflexion of microwaves from a region travelling with the detonation front. The technique differs substantially from that of Koch2 and the recent development of ...

JOHN L. FARRANDS; G. F. CAWSEY

1956-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Diamonds in detonation soot  

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... The chemical nature of detonation soot has been a subject of interest for some time3'5, and the formation ... high density, pressure, and temperature and then expand and cool isentropically (Table 1). Detonation of CHNO explosive compositions underbalanced relative to CO (O/C< 1, after complete ...

N. Roy Greiner; D. S. Phillips; J. D. Johnson; Fred Volk

1988-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic Parameters of Detonation  

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A chemically reactive material or mixture can undergo various combustion modes from low-speed flame (cm/s to m/s) to high-speed detonation (km/s) (e.g., [ ... ]). The initiation of a flame or detonation has a thr...

Anatoly A. Vasil’ev

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bidirectional slapper detonator  

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The disclosure is directed to a bidirectional slapper detonator. One embodiment utilizes a single bridge circuit to detonate a pair of opposing initiating pellets. A line generator embodiment uses a plurality of bridges in electrical series to generate opposing cylindrical wavefronts.

McCormick, Robert N. (Los Alamos, NM); Boyd, Melissa D. (Los Alamos, NM)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectroscopic studies of initiation and detonation chemistry  

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There is much effort currently directed towards elucidating important microscopic processes in reacting high explosives (HEs). In particular, identification of early chemical steps in initiation is crucial to a better understanding of explosive sensitivity and vulnerability. The intimate coupling of the chemical work required to sustain detonation with the mechanical properties of the material and the resulting wave motion drives experimental studies to focus on realistic cases of initiation and steady-state detonation. Extrapolation of results from more homogeneous pressure and temperature domains may provide an inadequate description of the physics and chemistry involved. In practice the study of molecular properties in the extreme environment of detonation requires fast detection of transient phenomena. Over the past few years, the investigators have applied various optical techniques to studies of molecular mechanisms of initiation and detonation. The main focus has been to study reactions in compressed granular HEs like those commonly used in weapon components. Four experimental techniques were used: emission spectroscopy; fast-framing photography; time-resolved infrared spectral photography (TRISP); and single-pulse Raman spectroscopy. In this paper the investigators describe; (1) use of fast-framing photography and emission spectroscopy to study spatial and temporal character of emitted light from detonating HEs; (2) use of TRISP technique to monitor formation of water from various detonating HEs; and (3) use of single-pulse Raman scattering to study changes in shocked TATB. 11 refs., 5 figs.

Renlund, A.M.; Trott, W.M.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implications of an Improvised Nuclear Device Detonation on Command and Control for Surrounding Regions at the Local, State and Federal Levels  

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This paper discusses command and control issues relating to the operation of Incident Command Posts (ICPs) and Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) in the surrounding area jurisdictions following the detonation of an Improvised Nuclear Device (IND). Although many aspects of command and control will be similar to what is considered to be normal operations using the Incident Command System (ICS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the IND response will require many new procedures and associations in order to design and implement a successful response. The scope of this white paper is to address the following questions: • Would the current command and control framework change in the face of an IND incident? • What would the management of operations look like as the event unfolded? • How do neighboring and/or affected jurisdictions coordinate with the state? • If the target area’s command and control infrastructure is destroyed or disabled, how could neighboring jurisdictions assist with command and control of the targeted jurisdiction? • How would public health and medical services fit into the command and control structure? • How can pre-planning and common policies improve coordination and response effectiveness? • Where can public health officials get federal guidance on radiation, contamination and other health and safety issues for IND response planning and operations?

Pasquale, David A.; Hansen, Richard G.

2013-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Detonation of Metalized Composite Explosives  

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A wealth of experimental data on the detonation performance of Alcontaining formulations based on the...

Fan Zhang

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

58

Detonation of Meta-stable Clusters  

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Germany June 24-27, 2008 Detonation of Meta-stable Clustersstate space for the detonation of such meta- stablethe Cheetah code. Large detonation pressures (3 & 16 Mbar),

Kuhl, Allen L

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon Tracking to Detect Special Nuclear Materials  

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Previous experiments have proven that nuclear assemblies can be imaged and identified inside of shipping containers using vertical trajectory cosmic-ray muons with two-sided imaging. These experiments have further demonstrated that nuclear assemblies can be identified by detecting fission products in coincidence with tracked muons. By developing these technologies, advanced sensors can be designed for a variety of warhead monitoring and detection applications. The focus of this project is to develop tomographic-mode imaging using near-horizontal trajectory muons in conjunction with secondary particle detectors. This will allow imaging in-situ without the need to relocate the objects and will enable differentiation of special nuclear material (SNM) from other high-Z materials.

Schwellenbach, D. [NSTec; Dreesen, W. [NSTec; Green, J. A. [NSTec; Tibbitts, A. [NSTec; Schotik, G. [NSTec; Borozdin, K. [LANL; Bacon, J. [LANL; Midera, H. [LANL; Milner, C. [LANL; Morris, C. [LANL; Perry, J. [LANL; Barrett, S. [UW; Perry, K. [UW; Scott, A. [UW; Wright, C. [UW; Aberle, D. [NSTec

2013-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinos, Dark Matter and Nuclear Detection  

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Solutions to problems in nuclear non-proliferation and counter-terrorism may be found at the forefront of modern physics. Neutrino oscillation experiments, dark matter searches, and high energy astrophysics, are based on technology advances that have may also have application to nuclear detection. The detection problems share many characteristics, including energy scales, time structures, particle-type, and, of course, the combination of high backgrounds and low signal levels. This convergence of basic and applied physics is realized in non-proliferation and homeland security projects at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Examples described here include reactor anti-neutrino monitoring, dual-phase noble liquid TPC development, gamma-ray telescopes, and nuclear resonance fluorescence.

Goldstein, W H; Bernstein, A; Craig, W W; Johnson, M

2007-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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61

The Rapidity of Detonation  

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... inflamed nor exploded when wet; and further, unless one has the key to its detonation--a little fulminate of mercury- it is of no more value as an explosive ... as when confined in a water-tight steel case.

1873-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Detonation in Ammonium Nitrate  

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... Gelatine. Its behaviour was recorded by placing lead plates under the charge, and the detonation velocity measured by the Dautriche method at the larger cartridge diameters and with a streak ... wave died out quickly. The velocities were as follows:

STEWART PATERSON; JEAN M. DAVIDSON

1962-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

63

Detonation Diffraction into a Confined Volume  

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Detonation diffraction has been, and remains, an active area of research. However, detonation diffraction into a confined volume, and specifically the transformation of a planar detonation into a cylindrical detonation, is an area which has received...

Polley, Nolan Lee

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

64

PULSATING REVERSE DETONATION MODELS OF TYPE Ia SUPERNOVAE. I. DETONATION IGNITION  

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Observational evidences point to a common explosion mechanism of Type Ia supernovae based on a delayed detonation of a white dwarf (WD). Although several scenarios have been proposed and explored by means of one, two, and three-dimensional simulations, the key point still is the understanding of the conditions under which a stable detonation can form in a destabilized WD. One of the possibilities that have been invoked is that an inefficient deflagration leads to the pulsation of a Chandrasekhar-mass WD, followed by formation of an accretion shock around a carbon-oxygen rich core. The accretion shock confines the core and transforms kinetic energy from the collapsing halo into thermal energy of the core, until an inward moving detonation is formed. This chain of events has been termed Pulsating Reverse Detonation (PRD). In this work we explore the robustness of the detonation ignition for different PRD models characterized by the amount of mass burned during the deflagration phase, M {sub defl}. The evolution of the WD up to the formation of the accretion shock has been followed with a three-dimensional hydrodynamical code with nuclear reactions turned off. We found that detonation conditions are achieved for a wide range of M {sub defl}. However, if the nuclear energy released during the deflagration phase is close to the WD binding energy ({approx}0.46 x 10{sup 51} erg {yields} M {sub defl} {approx} 0.30 M {sub sun}) the accretion shock cannot heat and confine the core efficiently and detonation conditions are not robustly achieved.

Bravo, Eduardo; GarcIa-Senz, Domingo [Department de FIsica i Enginyeria Nuclear, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Diagonal 647, 08028 Barcelona (Spain)], E-mail: eduardo.bravo@upc.edu, E-mail: domingo.garcia@upc.edu

2009-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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The multi-sensor nuclear threat detection Dorit S. Hochbaum  

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an efficient graph algorithm that solves the problem in polynomial time. Detecting nuclear threatsThe multi-sensor nuclear threat detection problem Dorit S. Hochbaum Abstract One way of reducing sources. We address here the problem of detecting nuclear threats by using multiple detectors mounted

Hochbaum, Dorit S.

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Weak detonations, their paths and  

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Previously, a quasi-steady form of the classical Rankine-Hugoniot weak detonation has been shown to play an integral part in describing certain forms of detonation initiation, arising during an intermediate stage between the thermal ignition of the material and the first appearance of a strong detonation with Zeldovich-von Neumann-Döring (ZND) structure. In this paper, we use a parametric variable integration to calculate numerically the path of the weak detonation in two important initiation scenarios, shock-induced and initial disturbance-induced transition to detonation, via a large activation energy induction domain model. The influence that the nature of the path may have on the weak detonation structure is also discussed. In each case these calculations enable us to predict how, where and when the transition to a strong detonation with ZND structure will occur. Explanations for several phenomena observed in both experiments and numerical studies on transition to detonation are also uncovered by these calculations.

Mark Short; J W Dold

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

67

The Initiation and Propagation of Helium Detonations in White Dwarf Envelopes  

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Detonations in helium-rich envelopes surrounding white dwarfs have garnered attention as triggers of faint thermonuclear ".Ia" supernovae and double detonation Type Ia supernovae. However, recent studies have found that the minimum size of a hotspot that can lead to a helium detonation is comparable to, or even larger than, the white dwarf's pressure scale height, casting doubt on the successful ignition of helium detonations in these systems. In this paper, we examine the previously neglected effects of C/O pollution and a full nuclear reaction network, and we consider hotspots with spatially constant pressure in addition to constant density hotspots. We find that the inclusion of these effects significantly decreases the minimum hotspot size for helium-rich detonation ignition, making detonations far more plausible during turbulent shell convection or during double white dwarf mergers. The increase in burning rate also decreases the minimum shell mass in which a helium detonation can successfully propagate ...

Shen, Ken J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

68

Reverse slapper detonator  

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A reverse slapper detonator (70), and methodology related thereto, are provided. The detonator (70) is adapted to be driven by a pulse of electric power from an external source (80). A conductor (20) is disposed along the top (14), side (18), and bottom (16) surfaces of a sheetlike insulator (12). Part of the conductor (20) comprises a bridge (28), and an aperture (30) is positioned within the conductor (20), with the bridge (28) and the aperture (30) located on opposite sides of the insulator (12). A barrel (40) and related explosive charge (50) are positioned adjacent to and in alignment with the aperture (30), and the bridge (28) is buttressed with a backing layer (60). When the electric power pulse vaporizes the bridge (28), a portion of the insulator (12) is propelled through the aperture (30) and barrel (40), and against the explosive charge (50), thereby detonating it.

Weingart, Richard C. (Livermore, CA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

69

Deflagration to Detonation  

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Thermonuclear explosions of Type Ia supernovae (SNIa) involve turbulent deflagrations, detonations, and possibly a deflagration-to-detonation transition. A phenomenological delayed detonation model of SNIa successfully explains many observational properties of SNIa including monochromatic light curves, spectra, brightness - decline and color - decline relations. Observed variations among SNia are explained as a result of varying nickel mass synthesised in an explosion of a Chandrasekhar mass C/O white dwarf. Based on theoretical models of SNIa, the value of the Hubble constant H_o \\simeq 67km/s/Mpc was determined without the use of secondary distance indicators. The cause for the nickel mass variations in SNIa is still debated. It may be a variation of the initial C/O ratio in a supernova progenitor, rotation, or other effects.

A. M. Khokhlov

1999-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Detonation in miniature  

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A mathematical analog for one?dimensional compressible flow in a chemically reacting fluid is constructed and used as a vehicle for a simplified introduction to such flows with particular application to detonations. The presentation includes a concise self?contained introduction to the elements of nonreactive compressible flow.

Wildon Fickett

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

A Review of Direct Numerical Simulations of Astrophysical Detonations and Their Implications  

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Multi-dimensional direct numerical simulations (DNS) of astrophysical detonations in degenerate matter have revealed that the nuclear burning is typically characterized by cellular structure caused by transverse instabilities in the detonation front. Type Ia supernova modelers often use one- dimensional DNS of detonations as inputs or constraints for their whole star simulations. While these one-dimensional studies are useful tools, the true nature of the detonation is multi-dimensional. The multi-dimensional structure of the burning influences the speed, stability, and the composition of the detonation and its burning products, and therefore, could have an impact on the spectra of Type Ia supernovae. Considerable effort has been expended modeling Type Ia supernovae at densities above 1 107 g cm 3 where the complexities of turbulent burning dominate the flame propagation. However, most full star models turn the nuclear burning schemes off when the density falls below 1 107 g cm 3 and distributed burning begins. The deflagration to detonation transition (DDT) is believed to occur at just these densities and consequently they are the densities important for studying the properties of the subsequent detonation. This work will review the status of DNS studies of detonations and their possible implications for Type Ia supernova models. It will cover the development of Detonation theory from the first simple Chapman-Jouguet (CJ) detonation models to the current models based on the time-dependent, compressible, reactive flow Euler equations of fluid dynamics.

Parete-Koon, Suzanne T [ORNL; Messer, Bronson [ORNL; Smith, Chris R [ORNL; Papatheodore, Thomas L [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radioactive Dust from Nuclear Detonations  

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...than the dose received from natural radioactivity in a period of...radioactive particles. The natural radioactivity of the atmosphere...curies/liter. This radioactive gas is present in equilibrium with...With an approximation of the natural radiation dose to the lung as...

Merril Eisenbud; John H. Harley

1953-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

73

Sensitive Change Detection for Remote Monitoring of Nuclear Treaties  

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is examined in case studies involving underground nuclear testing and location of clandestine uranium mining studies involving the location of underground nuclear explosions and detection of uranium mining sites

74

Detonation Wave Propagation in an Ejector-Augmented Pulse Detonation Rocket  

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Detonation Wave Propagation in an Ejector-Augmented Pulse Detonation Rocket Tae-Hyeong Yi , Donald, TX 76019, USA The propagation of a detonation wave in an ejector-augmented pulse detonation rocket- and two-dimensional detonation tube is first investigated to observe the nature of a detonation wave

Texas at Arlington, University of

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Miniature plasma accelerating detonator and method of detonating insensitive materials  

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The invention is a detonator for use with high explosives. The detonator comprises a pair of parallel rail electrodes connected to a power supply. By shorting the electrodes at one end, a plasma is generated and accelerated toward the other end to impact against explosives. A projectile can be arranged between the rails to be accelerated by the plasma. An alternative arrangement is to a coaxial electrode construction. The invention also relates to a method of detonating explosives. 3 figs.

Bickes, R.W. Jr.; Kopczewski, M.R.; Schwarz, A.C.

1985-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

76

Miniature plasma accelerating detonator and method of detonating insensitive materials  

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The invention is a detonator for use with high explosives. The detonator comprises a pair of parallel rail electrodes connected to a power supply. By shorting the electrodes at one end, a plasma is generated and accelerated toward the other end to impact against explosives. A projectile can be arranged between the rails to be accelerated by the plasma. An alternative arrangement is to a coaxial electrode construction. The invention also relates to a method of detonating explosives.

Bickes, Jr., Robert W. (Albuquerque, NM); Kopczewski, Michael R. (Albuquerque, NM); Schwarz, Alfred C. (Albuquerque, NM)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

PNNL Radiation Detection for Nuclear Security Summer School  

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PNNL's Radiation Detection for Nuclear Security Summer School gives graduate and advanced graduate students an understanding of how radiation detectors are used in national security missions.

Runkle, Bob

2013-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

78

Carbon in detonations  

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We review three principal results from a five year study of carbon and its properties in detonations and discuss the implications of these results to the behavior of explosives. We first present a new determination of the carbon melt line from release wave velocity measurements in the shocked state. We then outline a colloidal theory of carbon clustering which from diffusion limited coagulation predicts a slow energy release rate for the carbon chemistry. Finally, we show the results from the examination of recovered soot. Here we see support for the colloid theory and find the diamond phase of carbon. The main theme of this paper is that the carbon in detonation products is in the form of a colloidal suspension of carbon clusters which grow through diffusion limited collisions. Even the final state is not bulk graphite or diamond, but is a collection of small, less than 100 /angstrom/A, diamond and graphitic clusters. 23 refs., 4 figs.

Johnson, J.D.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

79

Tiny device can detect hidden nuclear weapons, materials  

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Tiny Tiny device can detect hidden nuclear weapons, materials Director's Welcome Organization Achievements Highlights Fact Sheets, Brochures & Other Documents Multimedia Library About Nuclear Energy Nuclear Reactors Designed by Argonne Argonne's Nuclear Science and Technology Legacy Opportunities within NE Division Visit Argonne Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Chicago Pile 1 (CP-1) Argonne OutLoud on Nuclear Energy Argonne Energy Showcase 2012 Highlights Bookmark and Share Tiny device can detect hidden nuclear weapons, materials This tiny wafer can detect hidden nuclear weapons and materials NUCLEAR DETECTOR -- This small wafer could become the key component in

80

Low voltage nonprimary explosive detonator  

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A low voltage, electrically actuated, nonprimary explosive detonator is disclosed wherein said detonation is achieved by means of an explosive train in which a deflagration-to-detonation transition is made to occur. The explosive train is confined within a cylindrical body and positioned adjacent to low voltage ignition means have electrical leads extending outwardly from the cylindrical confining body. Application of a low voltage current to the electrical leads ignites a self-sustained deflagration in a donor portion of the explosive train which then is made to undergo a transition to detonation further down the train.

Dinegar, Robert H. (Los Alamos, NM); Kirkham, John (Newbury, GB2)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Detonation Diffraction into a Confined Volume.  

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??Detonation diffraction has been, and remains, an active area of research. However, detonation diffraction into a confined volume, and specifically the transformation of a planar… (more)

Polley, Nolan Lee

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Detection and Sensor Testing Center | Y-12 National Security  

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Detection and ... Detection and ... Nuclear Detection and Sensor Testing Center As part of our increased global nuclear nonproliferation efforts, Y-12 commissioned the Nuclear Detection and Sensor Testing Center, which offers dedicated facilities for the testing of radiation detection capabilities using enriched and highly enriched uranium. In addition to supporting measurements of instrumentation for detecting ionizing radiation, non-destructive measurements of both fissile and non-fissile materials may be deployed at NDSTC. The NDSTC supports proliferation detection, nuclear safeguards, emergency response, treaty verification, and university research. We can test devices with various forms and quantities of HEU, and the Center offers subject matter experts to assist in planning measurements, safely deploy material,

83

Apparent Intermediate Supervelocity of Detonation  

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... the initiation of a cylindrical charge by an axial shock-wave. In that case the detonation sets out from a circular, coaxial area on the shock front, the radius of ... velocity front overtakes the low-velocity front. Ocf shows the front of the high-velocity detonation along the axis. The slope of ab gives the low velocity D19 and the ...

C. H. JOHANSSON

1961-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Detonation Phenomena in Homogeneous Explosives  

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... In considering the effect of the container on the detonation of an explosive charge, the natural impulse is to look for an interpretati9n of ... is usually meant the resistance offered by the envelope to the lateral expansion of the detonation products. It is known, however, that the initial mass movement of the pro- ...

ELWYN JONES

1956-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

85

Stability of cosmological detonation fronts  

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The steady state propagation of a phase transition front is classified, according to hydrodynamics, as a deflagration or a detonation, depending on its velocity with respect to the fluid. These propagation modes are further divided into three types, namely, weak, Jouguet, and strong solutions, according to their disturbance of the fluid. However, some of these hydrodynamic modes will not be realized in a phase transition. One particular cause is the presence of instabilities. In this work we study the linear stability of weak detonations, which are generally believed to be stable. After discussing in detail the weak detonation solution, we consider small perturbations of the interface and the fluid configuration. When the balance between the driving and friction forces is taken into account, it turns out that there are actually two different kinds of weak detonations, which behave very differently as functions of the parameters. We show that the branch of stronger weak detonations are unstable, except very cl...

Megevand, Ariel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Semiconductor bridge (SCB) detonator  

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The present invention is a low-energy detonator for high-density secondary-explosive materials initiated by a semiconductor bridge igniter that comprises a pair of electrically conductive lands connected by a semiconductor bridge. The semiconductor bridge is in operational or direct contact with the explosive material, whereby current flowing through the semiconductor bridge causes initiation of the explosive material. Header wires connected to the electrically-conductive lands and electrical feed-throughs of the header posts of explosive devices, are substantially coaxial to the direction of current flow through the SCB, i.e., substantially coaxial to the SCB length.

Bickes, Jr., Robert W. (Albuquerque, NM); Grubelich, Mark C. (Albuquerque, NM)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Center for Nuclear Security: The Nuclear Forensics Project (F2012)  

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These presentation visuals introduce the National Center for Nuclear Security. Its chartered mission is to enhance the Nation’s verification and detection capabilities in support of nuclear arms control and nonproliferation through R&D activities at the NNSS. It has three focus areas: Treaty Verification Technologies, Nonproliferation Technologies, and Technical Nuclear Forensics. The objectives of nuclear forensics are to reduce uncertainty in the nuclear forensics process & improve the scientific defensibility of nuclear forensics conclusions when applied to nearsurface nuclear detonations. Research is in four key areas: Nuclear Physics, Debris collection and analysis, Prompt diagnostics, and Radiochemistry.

Klingensmith, A. L.

2012-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Type Ia Supernova Explosion: Gravitationally Confined Detonation  

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We present a new mechanism for Type Ia supernova explosions in massive white dwarfs. The scenario follows from relaxing assumptions of symmetry and involves a detonation born near the stellar surface. The explosion begins with an essentially central ignition of a deflagration that results in the formation of a buoyancy-driven bubble of hot material that reaches the stellar surface at supersonic speeds. The bubble breakout laterally accelerates fuel-rich outer stellar layers. This material, confined by gravity to the white dwarf, races along the stellar surface and is focused at the location opposite to the point of the bubble breakout. These streams of nuclear fuel carry enough mass and energy to trigger a detonation just above the stellar surface that will incinerate the white dwarf and result in an energetic explosion. The stellar expansion following the deflagration redistributes mass in a way that ensures production of intermediate-mass and iron group elements with ejecta having a strongly layered structure and a mild amount of asymmetry following from the early deflagration phase. This asymmetry, combined with the amount of stellar expansion determined by details of the evolution (principally the energetics of deflagration, timing of detonation, and structure of the progenitor), can be expected to create a family of mildly diverse Type Ia supernova explosions.

T. Plewa; A. C. Calder; D. Q. Lamb

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New sensor technology detects chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive  

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New New sensor technology detects chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials Director's Welcome Organization Achievements Highlights Fact Sheets, Brochures & Other Documents Multimedia Library About Nuclear Energy Nuclear Reactors Designed by Argonne Argonne's Nuclear Science and Technology Legacy Opportunities within NE Division Visit Argonne Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Chicago Pile 1 (CP-1) Argonne OutLoud on Nuclear Energy Argonne Energy Showcase 2012 Highlights Bookmark and Share New sensor technology detects chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials Applications for homeland security, emergency planning Instruments in Argonne's Terahertz Test Facility, such as the one Sami Gopalsami is using, can detect trace chemicals at the part-per-billion level.

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Detection & Diagnostic Systems - Nuclear Engineering Division (Argonne)  

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Departments > Detection & Diagnostic Departments > Detection & Diagnostic Systems DEPARTMENTS Engineering Analysis Nuclear Systems Analysis Research & Test Reactor Nonproliferation and National Security Detection & Diagnostic Systems Engineering Development & Applications Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Chicago Pile 1 (CP-1) Argonne OutLoud on Nuclear Energy Argonne Energy Showcase 2012 Detection & Diagnostic Systems Bookmark and Share The Detection & Diagnostic Systems Department conducts research and development related to instruments and non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques for characterization of materials and determination of system parameters related to different energy systems (including fossil,

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Detonation Structure Simulation with AMROC Ralf Deiterding  

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Detonation Structure Simulation with AMROC Ralf Deiterding California Institute of Technology, 1200 detonation waves. But the accurate approximation of realistic detonations is extremely de- manding, because in simulating multi- dimensional detonations with detailed and highly stiff chemical kinetics on recent parallel

Barr, Al

92

Spread of Detonation in High Explosives  

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... W. C. F. Shepherd makes the interesting observation that in the initial stages of detonation in a cylindrical cartridge of high explosive initiated with a detonator, a phase, referred ... of high explosive initiated with a detonator, a phase, referred to as the pre-detonation phase, is often noticeable during which the rate of propagation of the reaction is ...

ELWYN JONES; DUGALD MITCHELL

1948-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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INTRODUCTION In detonation wave computations involving  

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INTRODUCTION In detonation wave computations involving curved detonation fronts, accurate solutions to compute solutions to detonation prob­ lems without numerically resolving the reaction zone. For planar detonation waves, algebraic jump conditions which do not depend on the dynamics within the reaction zone can

Bukiet, Bruce

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Study of the Detonation Phase in the Gravitationally Confined Detonation Model of Type Ia Supernovae  

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We study the gravitationally confined detonation (GCD) model of Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) through the detonation phase and into homologous expansion. In the GCD model, a detonation is triggered by the surface flow due to single-point, off-center flame ignition in carbon-oxygen white dwarfs (WDs). The simulations are unique in terms of the degree to which nonidealized physics is used to treat the reactive flow, including weak reaction rates and a time-dependent treatment of material in nuclear statistical equilibrium (NSE). Careful attention is paid to accurately calculating the final composition of material which is burned to NSE and frozen out in the rapid expansion following the passage of a detonation wave over the high-density core of the WD; and an efficient method for nucleosynthesis postprocessing is developed which obviates the need for costly network calculations along tracer particle thermodynamic trajectories. Observational diagnostics are presented for the explosion models, including abundance stratifications and integrated yields. We find that for all of the ignition conditions studied here a self-regulating process comprised of neutronization and stellar expansion results in final 56Ni masses of ~1.1 M ?. But, more energetic models result in larger total NSE and stable Fe-peak yields. The total yield of intermediate mass elements is ~0.1 M ? and the explosion energies are all around 1.5 ? 1051 erg. The explosion models are briefly compared to the inferred properties of recent SN Ia observations. The potential for surface detonation models to produce lower-luminosity (lower 56Ni mass) SNe is discussed.

Casey A. Meakin; Ivo Seitenzahl; Dean Townsley; George C. Jordan IV; James Truran; Don Lamb

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of the Detonation Phase in the Gravitationally Confined Detonation Model of Type Ia Supernovae  

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We study the gravitationally confined detonation (GCD) model of Type Ia supernovae through the detonation phase and into homologous expansion. In the GCD model, a detonation is triggered by the surface flow due to single point, off-center flame ignition in carbon-oxygen white dwarfs. The simulations are unique in terms of the degree to which non-idealized physics is used to treat the reactive flow, including weak reaction rates and a time dependent treatment of material in nuclear statistical equilibrium (NSE). Careful attention is paid to accurately calculating the final composition of material which is burned to NSE and frozen out in the rapid expansion following the passage of a detonation wave over the high density core of the white dwarf; and an efficient method for nucleosynthesis post-processing is developed which obviates the need for costly network calculations along tracer particle thermodynamic trajectories. Observational diagnostics are presented for the explosion models, including abundance stratifications and integrated yields. We find that for all of the ignition conditions studied here, a self regulating process comprised of neutronization and stellar expansion results in final \\iso{Ni}{56} masses of $\\sim$1.1\\msun. But, more energetic models result in larger total NSE and stable Fe peak yields. The total yield of intermediate mass elements is $\\sim0.1$\\msun and the explosion energies are all around 1.5$\\times10^{51}$ ergs. The explosion models are briefly compared to the inferred properties of recent Type Ia supernova observations. The potential for surface detonation models to produce lower luminosity (lower \\iso{Ni}{56} mass) supernovae is discussed.

Casey A. Meakin; Ivo Seitenzahl; Dean Townsley; George C. Jordan IV; James Truran; Don Lamb

2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF DETONATION IN A SPHERICAL BOMB  

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by the Chapman-Jouguet detonation. J. Fluid Mechanics 55_,I- ChapMn-uouguet detonation; csnstant volume conbmiton; r (Chapcui-Oouguet detonation including von Neumann spit*;

Kurylo, J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spherically imploding detonation waves initiated by two-step divergent detonation  

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The detonation chamber developed by K. Terao and H ... effectively to a focus, so that imploding detonation waves are initiated by two-step divergent detonation waves in a hemispherical space having an effective ...

K. Terao; H. Akaba; H. Shiraishi

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Detonation of propane-air mixtures under injection of hot detonation products  

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The tube for spontaneous detonation (Institute of Technical Physics, Russian Federal ... used to study the initiation and development of detonation in propane-air mixtures under injection of hot detonation produc...

V. I. Tarzhanov; I. V. Telichko; V. G. Vil’danov…

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Dynamics of Curved Detonation Front and Critical Conditions for Detonation Initiations  

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The curved detonation front appears in a number of unsteady phenomena such as the diffraction of detonations, the initiation of detonation by a point energy source, by a ... propagating velocity D and the curvatu...

L. He

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observer-based fault detection for nuclear reactors  

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This is a study of fault detection for nuclear reactor systems. Basic concepts are derived from fundamental theories on system observers. Different types of fault- actuator fault, sensor fault, and system dynamics fault ...

Li, Qing, 1972-

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Elevated Radioxenon Detected Remotely Following the Fukushima Nuclear Accident  

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We report on the first measurements of short-lived gaseous fission products detected outside of Japan following the Fukushima nuclear releases, which occurred after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011.

Bowyer, Ted W.; Biegalski, Steven R.; Cooper, Matthew W.; Eslinger, Paul W.; Haas, Derek A.; Hayes, James C.; Miley, Harry S.; Strom, Daniel J.; Woods, Vincent T.

2011-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

102

CONDITIONS FOR SUCCESSFUL HELIUM DETONATIONS IN ASTROPHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS  

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Several models for Type Ia-like supernova events rely on the production of a self-sustained detonation powered by nuclear reactions. In the absence of hydrogen, the fuel that powers these detonations typically consists of either pure helium (He) or a mixture of carbon and oxygen (C/O). Studies that systematically determine the conditions required to initiate detonations in C/O material exist, but until now no analogous investigation of He matter has been conducted. We perform one-dimensional reactive hydrodynamical simulations at a variety of initial density and temperature combinations and find critical length scales for the initiation of He detonations that range between 1 and 10{sup 10} cm. A simple estimate of the length scales over which the total consumption of fuel will occur for steady-state detonations is provided by the Chapman-Jouguet (CJ) formalism. Our initiation lengths are consistently smaller than the corresponding CJ length scales by a factor of {approx}100, providing opportunities for thermonuclear explosions in a wider range of low-mass white dwarfs (WDs) than previously thought possible. We find that virialized WDs with as little mass as 0.24 M{sub Sun} can be detonated, and that even less massive WDs can be detonated if a sizable fraction of their mass is raised to a higher adiabat. That the initiation length is exceeded by the CJ length implies that certain systems may not reach nuclear statistical equilibrium within the time it takes a detonation to traverse the object. In support of this hypothesis, we demonstrate that incomplete burning will occur in the majority of He WD detonations and that {sup 40}Ca, {sup 44}Ti, or {sup 48}Cr, rather than {sup 56}Ni, is the predominant burning product for many of these events. We anticipate that a measure of the quantity of the intermediate-mass elements and {sup 56}Ni produced in a helium-rich thermonuclear explosion can potentially be used to constrain the nature of the progenitor system.

Holcomb, Cole; Guillochon, James; De Colle, Fabio; Ramirez-Ruiz, Enrico [TASC, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Detonation waves in relativistic hydrodynamics  

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This paper is concerned with an algebraic study of the equations of detonation waves in relativistic hydrodynamics taking into account the pressure and the energy of thermal radiation. A new approach to shock and detonation wavefronts is outlined. The fluid under consideration is assumed to be perfect (nonviscous and nonconducting) and to obey the following equation of state: p=(?-1)? where p, ?, and ? are the pressure, the total energy density, and the adiabatic index, respectively. The solutions of the equations of detonation waves are reduced to the problem of finding physically acceptable roots of a quadratic polynomial ?(X) where X is the ratio ?/?0 of dynamical volumes behind and ahead of the detonation wave. The existence and the locations of zeros of this polynomial allow it to be shown that if the equation of state of the burnt fluid is known then the variables characterizing the unburnt fluid obey well-defined physical relations.

Mahdy Cissoko

1992-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

104

Comment on ’’Detonation in miniature’’  

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The ZND model of the steady detonation waves as outlined by Fickett is refuted on the grounds that it does not represent a complete picture of reality.(AIP)

Walter G. Zinman

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Type Ia Supernova: Burning and Detonation in the Distributed Regime  

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A simple, semi-analytic representation is developed for nuclear burning in Type Ia supernovae in the special case where turbulent eddies completely disrupt the flame. The speed and width of the ``distributed'' flame front are derived. For the conditions considered, the burning front can be considered as a turbulent flame brush composed of corrugated sheets of well-mixed flames. These flames are assumed to have a quasi-steady-state structure similar to the laminar flame structure, but controlled by turbulent diffusion. Detonations cannot appear in the system as long as distributed flames are still quasi-steady-state, but this condition is violated when the distributed flame width becomes comparable to the size of largest turbulent eddies. When this happens, a transition to detonation may occur. For current best estimates of the turbulent energy, the most likely density for the transition to detonation is in the range 0.5 - 1.5 x 10^7 g cm^{-3}.

S. E. Woosley

2007-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Purely Gasdynamic Multidimensional Indirect Detonation Initiation Using Localized Acoustic  

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Purely Gasdynamic Multidimensional Indirect Detonation Initiation Using Localized Acoustic detonation initiation process is presented that can be independent of diffusion, viscosity and turbulence to accelerate detonation formation. It is shown that given sufficient resolution, the detonation formation time

Vasilyev, Oleg V.

107

Dependence of the Shape of a Detonation Wave Front on the Detonation Wave Velocity upon Detonation of a Cylindrical Charge  

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The transition of a system of partial differential equations which describe the stationary flow behind the shock–wave front of a detonation complex upon detonation of a cylindrical charge to a system...

A. R. Gushanov

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Curved detonation fronts in solid explosives 1 Curved detonation fronts in solid explosives#  

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Curved detonation fronts in solid explosives 1 Curved detonation fronts in solid explosives. Aslam and D. S. Stewart TAM Department# University of Illinois Urbana# IL 61801 USA Abstract# Detonation Shock Dynamics #DSD# can be used to model the e#ects that shock curvature # has on detonation speed D n

Aslam, Tariq

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Curved detonation fronts in solid explosives 1 Curved detonation fronts in solid explosives  

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Curved detonation fronts in solid explosives 1 Curved detonation fronts in solid explosives. Aslam and D. S. Stewart TAM Department, University of Illinois Urbana, IL 61801 USA Abstract: Detonation Shock Dynamics (DSD) can be used to model the eects that shock curvature has on detonation speed Dn

Aslam, Tariq

110

Structure of a pulsating detonation front  

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Results are presented from experiments involving the recording of the reflection of a detonation wave in a mixture of nitromethane and ... and they require correction of representations on pulsating detonation.

D. I. Matsukov; V. S. Solov'ev; S. V. Sorokin

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Stability of cosmological detonation fronts  

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The steady state propagation of a phase transition front is classified, according to hydrodynamics, as a deflagration or a detonation, depending on its velocity with respect to the fluid. These propagation modes are further divided into three types, namely, weak, Jouguet, and strong solutions, according to their disturbance of the fluid. However, some of these hydrodynamic modes will not be realized in a phase transition. One particular cause is the presence of instabilities. In this work we study the linear stability of weak detonations, which are generally believed to be stable. After discussing in detail the weak detonation solution, we consider small perturbations of the interface and the fluid configuration. When the balance between the driving and friction forces is taken into account, it turns out that there are actually two different kinds of weak detonations, which behave very differently as functions of the parameters. We show that the branch of stronger weak detonations are unstable, except very close to the Jouguet point, where our approach breaks down.

Ariel Megevand; Federico Agustin Membiela

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental observations of detonation in ammonium-nitrate-fuel-oil (ANFO) surrounded by a high-sound speed, shockless, aluminum confiner  

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Detonations in explosive mixtures of ammonium-nitrate-fuel-oil (ANFO) confined by aluminum allow for transport of detonation energy ahead of the detonation front due to the aluminum sound speed exceeding the detonation velocity. The net effect of this energy transport on the detonation is unclear. It could enhance the detonation by precompressing the explosive near the wall. Alternatively, it could desensitize the explosive by crushing porosity required for shock initiation or destroying confinement ahead of the detonation. As these phenomena are not well understood, most numerical explosive models are unable to account for them. But with slowly detonating, non-ideal high explosive (NIHE) systems becoming increasing prevalent, proper understanding and prediction of the performance of these metal-confined NIHE systems is desirable. Experiments are discussed that measured the effect of this ANFO detonation energy transported upstream of the front by an aluminum confining tube. Detonation velocity, detonation front curvature, and aluminum response are recorded as a function of confiner wall thickness and length. Front curvature profiles display detonation acceleration near the confining surface, which is attributed to energy transported upstream modifying the flow. Average detonation velocities were seen to increase with increasing confiner thickness due to the additional inertial confinement of the reaction zone flow. Significant radial sidewall tube motion was observed immediately ahead of the detonation. Axial motion was also detected which interfered with the front curvature measurements in some cases. It was concluded that the confiner was able to transport energy ahead of the detonation and that this transport has a definite effect on the detonation.

Jackson, Scott I [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Klyanda, Charles B [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Short, Mark [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Bonus -- Cameras Designed to Strengthen Nuclear Security Can Also Detect  

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to Strengthen Nuclear Security Can Also to Strengthen Nuclear Security Can Also Detect Cancer Bonus -- Cameras Designed to Strengthen Nuclear Security Can Also Detect Cancer November 17, 2010 - 4:02pm Addthis Ginny Simmons Ginny Simmons Former Managing Editor for Energy.gov, Office of Public Affairs What does this mean for me? The cameras can detect prostate cancer -- as well as cervical, colorectal and breast cancers -- and can be optimized as a surgical probe that guides the removal of cancerous tumors. Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and Hybridyne Imaging Technologies, Inc. recently won the 2010 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation of the Year. The award is given out each year to a company that finds a new application for a unique technology. With funding from the Energy Department's NNSA's Office of Nonproliferation and

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PPPL's MINDS Technology Takes Nuclear Detection to the Marketplace |  

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PPPL's MINDS Technology Takes Nuclear Detection to the Marketplace PPPL's MINDS Technology Takes Nuclear Detection to the Marketplace PPPL's MINDS Technology Takes Nuclear Detection to the Marketplace October 20, 2011 - 5:25pm Addthis Charles Gentile (center) and other members of the MINDS team, including Ken Silber (right) and Bill Davis (left) work on new techniques to identify radionuclides. | Photo by Elle Starkman/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Office of Communications Charles Gentile (center) and other members of the MINDS team, including Ken Silber (right) and Bill Davis (left) work on new techniques to identify radionuclides. | Photo by Elle Starkman/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Office of Communications April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts?

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Bonus -- Cameras Designed To Strengthen Nuclear Security Can Also Detect  

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To Strengthen Nuclear Security Can Also To Strengthen Nuclear Security Can Also Detect Cancer Bonus -- Cameras Designed To Strengthen Nuclear Security Can Also Detect Cancer November 17, 2010 - 4:04pm Addthis Ginny Simmons Ginny Simmons Former Managing Editor for Energy.gov, Office of Public Affairs What does this mean for me? Thanks to researchers from Brookhaven National Laboratory, a high-resolution gamma camera exists that can be used to detect prostate cancer. Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and Hybridyne Imaging Technologies, Inc. recently won the 2010 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation of the Year. The award is given out each year to a company that finds a new application for a unique technology. With funding from the Department of Energy's NNSA's Office of Nonproliferation and

116

Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program  

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The Order defines the Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety (NEWS) Program, which was established to prevent unintended/unauthorized detonation and deliberate unauthorized use of nuclear explosives.

2014-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Airbreathing Rotating Detonation Wave Engine Cycle Analysis  

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Airbreathing Rotating Detonation Wave Engine Cycle Analysis Eric M. Braun, Frank K. Lu, Donald R analysis of an airbreathing, rotating detonation wave engine (RDWE) is developed. The engine consists of a steady inlet system with an isolator which delivers air into the detonation annulus. A single wave

Texas at Arlington, University of

118

SOLVING CURVED DETONATION RIEMANN PROBLEMS Bruce Bukiet  

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SOLVING CURVED DETONATION RIEMANN PROBLEMS Bruce Bukiet Department of Mathematics, Center to compute accurate solutions to detonation problems without numerically solving differential equations in the thin reaction zone. For planar detonation waves, alge­ braic jump conditions can be used to compute

Bukiet, Bruce

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PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENTS ON A PULSED DETONATION ROCKET  

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PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENTS ON A PULSED DETONATION ROCKET The members of the Committee approve #12;To Grandma and Grandpa #12;PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENTS ON A PULSED DETONATION ROCKET by JASON MATTHEW DETONATION ROCKET Publication No. Jason Matthew Meyers, M.S. The University of Texas at Arlington, 2002

Texas at Arlington, University of

120

PARAMETRIC CYCLE ANALYSIS FOR PULSE DETONATION ENGINES  

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PARAMETRIC CYCLE ANALYSIS FOR PULSE DETONATION ENGINES by HAIDER HEKIRI Presented to the Faculty, in particular, pulse detonation engines. Dr. Wilson taught me the basics of propulsion and made me enjoy #12;iii ABSTRACT PARAMETRIC CYCLE ANALYSIS FOR PULSE DETONATION ENGINES Publication No. ______ Haider

Texas at Arlington, University of

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121

Spread of Detonation in High Explosives  

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... In a note1 on the spread of detonation in a mass of high explosive from the point of initiation, Weibull demonstrates that, ... initiation, Weibull demonstrates that, in a cylindrical cartridge of compressed T.N.T., detonation is propagated with a uniform and constant speed in all directions from the detonator. ...

DUGALD MITCHELL; STEWART PATERSON

1947-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

122

Double-detonation supernovae of sub-Chandrasekhar mass white dwarfs  

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In the "double-detonation sub-Chandrasekhar" model for type Ia supernovae, a carbon-oxygen (C + O) white dwarf accumulates sufficient amounts of helium such that a detonation ignites in that layer before the Chandrasekhar mass is reached. This detonation is thought to trigger a secondary detonation in the C + O core. By means of one- and two-dimensional hydrodynamic simulations, we investigate the robustness of this explosion mechanism for generic 1-M_sun models and analyze its observable predictions. Also a resolution dependence in numerical simulations is analyzed. The propagation of thermonuclear detonation fronts, both in helium and in the carbon-oxygen mixture, is computed by means of both a level-set function and a simplified description for nuclear reactions. The decision whether a secondary detonation is triggered in the white dwarf's core or not is made based on criteria given in the literature. In a parameter study involving different initial flame geometries for He-shell masses of 0.2 and 0.1 M_sun, we find that a secondary detonation ignition is a very robust process. Converging shock waves originating from the detonation in the He shell generate the conditions for a detonation near the center of the white dwarf in most of the cases considered. Finally, we follow the complete evolution of three selected models with 0.2 M_sun of He through the C/O-detonation phase and obtain nickel-masses of about 0.40 to 0.45 M_sun. Although we have not done a complete scan of the possible parameter space, our results show that sub-Chandrasekhar models are not good candidates for normal or sub-luminous type Ia supernovae. The chemical composition of the ejecta features significant amounts of nickel in the outer layers at high expansion velocities, which is inconsistent with near-maximum spectra. (abbreviated)

M. Fink; W. Hillebrandt; F. K. Roepke

2007-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface detonation in type Ia supernova explosions?  

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We explore the evolution of thermonuclear supernova explosions when the progenitor white dwarf star ignites asymmetrically off-center. Several numerical simulations are carried out in two and three dimensions to test the consequences of different initial flame configurations such as spherical bubbles displaced from the center, more complex deformed configurations, and teardrop-shaped ignitions. The burning bubbles float towards the surface while releasing energy due to the nuclear reactions. If the energy release is too small to gravitationally unbind the star, the ash sweeps around it, once the burning bubble approaches the surface. Collisions in the fuel on the opposite side increase its temperature and density and may -- in some cases -- initiate a detonation wave which will then propagate inward burning the core of the star and leading to a strong explosion. However, for initial setups in two dimensions that seem realistic from pre-ignition evolution, as well as for all three-dimensional simulations the collimation of the surface material is found to be too weak to trigger a detonation.

F. K. Roepke; S. E. Woosley

2006-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

124

Detecting fission from special nuclear material sources  

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A neutron detector system for discriminating fissile material from non-fissile material wherein a digital data acquisition unit collects data at high rate, and in real-time processes large volumes of data directly into information that a first responder can use to discriminate materials. The system comprises counting neutrons from the unknown source and detecting excess grouped neutrons to identify fission in the unknown source. The system includes a graphing component that displays the plot of the neutron distribution from the unknown source over a Poisson distribution and a plot of neutrons due to background or environmental sources. The system further includes a known neutron source placed in proximity to the unknown source to actively interrogate the unknown source in order to accentuate differences in neutron emission from the unknown source from Poisson distributions and/or environmental sources.

Rowland, Mark S. (Alamo, CA); Snyderman, Neal J. (Berkeley, CA)

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

125

IAEA safeguards and detection of undeclared nuclear activities  

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Verification of State declarations is an essential feature of IAEA safeguards. The issue of completeness of the declaration of all nuclear material, nuclear activities and nuclear facilities arises only in full scope safeguards, like those pursuant to NPT. Concentrating on the accountability aspect of nuclear material the NPT safeguards system has achieved a high level of objective and quantified performance. Some of the basic ideas of the drafters of INFCIRC/153(corrected) have been stalled. Non-proliferation concerns demand also for a detection probability for undeclared nuclear activities. Following the example of the Chemical Weapon Convention, advanced detection techniques are proposed, which go beyond the classical nuclear material accountability approach. Recent proposals for additional measures to strengthen IAEA safeguards conform to rules of NPT and related safeguards. Some proposals have been agreed generally, others can only be implemented on a voluntary basis between the State and the IAEA. The implementation will require additional resources and support for the IAEA. Great care is required to maintain the existing capability of the IAEA for a technically sound, independent, objective, and internationally acceptable judgment with available resources, and at the same time to change emphasis on certain elements of the existing safeguards system.

Harry, R.J.S. [Netherlands Energy Research Foundation ECN, Petten (Netherlands)

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Miniature Integrated Nuclear Detection System (MINDS) | Princeton Plasma  

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News Room News Archive American Fusion News Press Releases Publications Weekly Highlights White Papers Fact Sheets Newsletters PPPL News Princeton Journal Watch Blog Events Research Education Organization Contact Us News Room News Archive American Fusion News Press Releases Publications Weekly Highlights White Papers Fact Sheets Newsletters PPPL News Princeton Journal Watch Blog Miniature Integrated Nuclear Detection System (MINDS) Anti-terrorism efforts are getting a boost from the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). A team led by PPPL engineer Charles Gentile has developed a Miniature Integrated Nuclear Detection System, called MINDS, which can be used to scan moving vehicles, luggage, cargo vessels, and the like for specific nuclear signatures

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ASYMMETRY AND THE NUCLEOSYNTHETIC SIGNATURE OF NEARLY EDGE-LIT DETONATION IN WHITE DWARF CORES  

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Most of the leading explosion scenarios for Type Ia supernovae involve the nuclear incineration of a white dwarf star through a detonation wave. Several scenarios have been proposed as to how this detonation may actually occur, but the exact mechanism and environment in which it takes place remain unknown. We explore the effects of an off-center initiated detonation on the spatial distribution of the nucleosynthetic yield products in a toy model-a pre-expanded near Chandrasekhar-mass white dwarf. We find that a single-point near edge-lit detonation results in asymmetries in the density and thermal profiles, notably the expansion timescale, throughout the supernova ejecta. We demonstrate that this asymmetry of the thermodynamic trajectories should be common to off-center detonations where a small amount of the star is burned prior to detonation. The sensitivity of the yields on the expansion timescale results in an asymmetric distribution of the elements synthesized as reaction products. We tabulate the shift in the center of mass of the various elements produced in our model supernova and find an odd-even pattern for elements past silicon. Our calculations show that off-center single-point detonations in carbon-oxygen white dwarfs are marked by significant composition asymmetries in their remnants which bear potentially observable signatures in both velocity and coordinate space, including an elemental nickel mass fraction that varies by a factor of 2-3 from one side of the remnant to the other.

Chamulak, David A.; Truran, James W. [Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL (United States); Meakin, Casey A. [Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States); Seitenzahl, Ivo R., E-mail: dchamulak@anl.gov [Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching (Germany)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

FAULT DETECTION IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS COMPONENTS BY A COMBINATION OF STATISTICAL METHODS  

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FAULT DETECTION IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS COMPONENTS BY A COMBINATION OF STATISTICAL METHODS Independent Component Analysis nc Normal conditions NPP Nuclear Power Plant PCA Principal Component Analysis

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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A theoretical study of a special detonation regime of operation of a pulse detonation device with a variable cross section detonation combustion chamber and a valveless supply system  

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The results of a theoretical study of the special detonation regime that arises in a pulse detonation device with a variable cross section combustion ... location of the diaphragm. Since the pulse detonation devi...

L. G. Gvozdeva; D. I. Baklanov; I. N. Ryzhkina…

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shchelkin’s contribution to spin detonation studies and further development of the spin detonation theory  

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On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of K. I. Shchelkin, his publications on the detonation spin theory are reviewed. In those publications ... predicted the presence of a break on the detonation wave front, ...

M. E. Topchiyan

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Eulerian-Lagrangian Computational Model for Deflagration and Detonation of High Explosives  

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. These scenarios are classified as slow cook-off, unknown detonation transition (XDT), and shock detonation

Utah, University of

132

A lecture on detonation-shock dynamics  

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We summarize recent investigations into the theory of multi-dimensional, time-dependent detonation. These advances have led to the development of a theory for describing the propagation of high-order detonation in condensed-phase explosives. The central approximation in the theory is that the detonation shock is weakly curved. Specifically, we assume that the radius of curvature of the detonation shock is large compared to a relevant reaction-zone thickness. Our main findings are: (1) the flow is quasi-steady and nearly one dimensional along the normal to the detonation shock; and (2) the small deviation of the normal detonation velocity from the Chapman-Jouguet (CJ) value is generally a function of curvature. The exact functional form of the correction depends on the equation of state (EOS) and the form of the energy-release law. 8 refs.

Stewart, D.S.; Bdzil, J.B.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Existence and stability of curved multidimensional detonation fronts  

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Existence and stability of curved multidimensional detonation fronts N. Costanzino , H. K. Jenssen of curved detonation fronts 32 7.1 ZND fronts of strong detonations in the two most commonly studied inviscid models of combustion, the ZND (finite

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Numerical Modeling of Acoustic Timescale Detonation Initiation Using the Adaptive  

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Numerical Modeling of Acoustic Timescale Detonation Initiation Using the Adaptive Wavelet 2008 #12;This thesis entitled: Numerical Modeling of Acoustic Timescale Detonation Initiation Using. (Ph.D.) Numerical Modeling of Acoustic Timescale Detonation Initiation Using the Adaptive Wavelet

Vasilyev, Oleg V.

135

Detonation limits in rough walled tubes  

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Abstract The present paper reports the results of a study of detonation limits in rough tubes. Detonation velocity is measured by photodiodes and ionization probes spaced at 10 cm intervals along the length of the tube. Short lengths of smoked foils inserted into the core of the rough tube is used to register the structure of the detonation wave. Pressure transducers are also used to obtain the pressure profile. The results indicate that in rough tubes, the detonation velocity is generally much lower than the corresponding values for smooth tubes. The velocity decreases slowly at first and then more rapidly as the limit is approached. The velocity variation is generally continuous and at the limits, the failure velocity is of the order of about 0.4 V CJ for all cases. The detonation limits in rough tubes are found to be wider than for a smooth tube. This indicates that the turbulence generated by the wall roughness facilitates the propagation of the detonation and extends the limits. Smoked foil records show that in the core of the rough tube the detonation front has a cellular structure corresponding to the usual cellular structure due to instability of the detonation. Thus the intrinsic unstable cellular structure is quite robust and retains its global characteristics in spite of the large perturbations generated by the rough wall. The detonation in the core of the rough tube goes from multi-headed to single headed as the limit is approached. Past the single headed spin, the low velocity detonation has no cellular structure but consists of interacting weak transverse waves from the rough wall. The averaged pressure of the low velocity detonation front corresponds to about the constant volume explosion pressure, in accord with the velocity of the low velocity detonation.

Amanda Starr; John H.S. Lee; Hoi Dick Ng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Sharp shock model for propagating detonation waves  

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Recent analyses of the reactive Euler equations have led to an understanding of the effect of curvature on an underdriven detonation wave. This advance can be incorporated into an improved sharp shock model for propagating detonation waves in hydrodynamic calculations. We illustrate the model with two simple examples: time dependent propagation of a diverging detonation wave in 1-D, and the steady 2-D propagation of a detonation wave in a rate stick. Incorporating this model into a 2-D front tracking code is discussed. 20 refs., 3 figs.

Bukiet, B.; Menikoff, R.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Deflagrations and Detonations in Thermonuclear Supernovae  

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We study a type Ia supernova explosion using three-dimensional numerical simulations based on reactive fluid dynamics. We consider a delayed-detonation model that assumes a deflagration-to-detonation transition. In contrast to the pure deflagration model, the delayed-detonation model releases enough energy to account for a healthy explosion, and does not leave carbon, oxygen, and intermediate-mass elements in central parts of a white dwarf. This removes the key disagreement between simulations and observations, and makes a delayed detonation the mostly likely mechanism for type Ia supernovae.

Vadim N. Gamezo; Alexei M. Khokhlov; Elaine S. Oran

2004-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

138

Method for fabricating non-detonable explosive simulants  

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A simulator is disclosed which is chemically equivalent to an explosive, but is not detonable. The simulator has particular use in the training of explosives detecting dogs and calibrating sensitive analytical instruments. The explosive simulants may be fabricated by different techniques, a first involves the use of standard slurry coatings to produce a material with a very high binder to explosive ratio without masking the explosive vapor, and the second involves coating inert beads with thin layers of explosive molecules. 5 figs.

Simpson, R.L.; Pruneda, C.O.

1995-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

139

Method for fabricating non-detonable explosive simulants  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A simulator which is chemically equivalent to an explosive, but is not detonable. The simulator has particular use in the training of explosives detecting dogs and calibrating sensitive analytical instruments. The explosive simulants may be fabricated by different techniques, a first involves the use of standard slurry coatings to produce a material with a very high binder to explosive ratio without masking the explosive vapor, and the second involves coating inert beads with thin layers of explosive molecules.

Simpson, Randall L. (Livermore, CA); Pruneda, Cesar O. (Livermore, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Parametric Analysis Of A Detonation-type Turbofan.  

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??Lu, Frank A new type of turbofan which detonates a fuel-air mixture was theoretically found to perform better than a conventional turbofan. A continuous detonation… (more)

Swamy, Yashwanth M.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Numerical modelling of one-dimensional discrete source detonation.  

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??Detonation is a branch of combustion that is initiated by an exothermic chemical reaction and it results in a supersonic shock wave called the ?Detonation… (more)

Javaid, Mehshan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Detonation diffraction in a multi-step channel .  

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??This research investigated multiple detonation diffraction events in order to better understand the limits and benefits of diffraction strategies with respect to pulse detonation engine… (more)

Juillet, Daniel M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Gas Detonation and its Application in Engineering and Technologies (Review)  

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The most relevant aspects of advanced experimental investigations of gas detonation and its mathematical simulation are presented. Examples of the engineering use of gas detonation are given.

Yu. A. Nikolaev; A. A. Vasil'ev…

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Wall Precursor Effects in Gaseous Detonation  

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... and 5 mm long, were used in an investigation of electrical phenomena in stoichiometric oxyhydrogen detonations produced in a 4 m long stainless steel tube of hexagonal cross-section. The ... , which was insulated from the tube wall, recorded the time of arrival of the detonation plasma at the plane of observation. Only when both the probes and insulating surfaces ...

M. C. CAVENOR

1970-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

145

Fading of Detonation in Cones of Explosive  

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... boundary diameter of an explosive is the smallest diameter of charge in which a stable detonation wave can be established. It is characteristic of the explosive and its physical condition, ... condition, and is a criterion of 'fading', that is, the tendency of the detonation to die out. A boundary diameter may be determined by experiments with cylindrical charges ...

D. W. WOODHEAD; R. WILSON

1951-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

146

The Phenomena of Spin in Detonation  

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... , the flame front was not simply a disc-like or convex surface, but the detonation spun spiralwise along the tube, giving rise to a banded appearance in the photographs ... Fraser2 made a careful photographic investigation of the phenomenon, which showed that the initiation of detonation was almost invariably associated with the spin of the ‘head’ of ...

A. C. E.

1935-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

147

2002-2003 Engineering Accomplishments: Unconventional Nuclear Weapons Detection  

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The Defense Threat Reduction Agency, DTRA, is a federal agency charged with safeguarding the nation from weapons of mass destruction, in particular nuclear weapons such as crude devices, and radiological dispersal devices (RDD), also known as dirty bombs. Both of which could be delivered using unconventional means such as by transporting them by a car or boat. Two years ago DTRA partnered with NNSA to evaluate commercially available technologies that could be deployed quickly to defend against threats posed by unconventional nuclear weapons under a program called the Unconventional Nuclear Warfare Defense (UNWD) Program. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was one of several National laboratories that participated in this program, which consisted in developing, deploying, and demonstrating detection systems suitable for military base protection. Two key contributions to this program by the LLNL team were the development of two Radiation Detection Buoys (RDB) deployed at Naval Base in Kings Bay in Georgia, and the Detection and Tracking System (DTS) demonstrated at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri, headquarters for the Total Force's Maneuver Support Center (MANSCEN). The RDB's were designed to detect the potential transportation of an unconventional nuclear or radiological weapon by a boat. The RDB's consisted of two commercial marine buoys instrumented with several types of detectors sensitive to gamma rays and neutrons, two key modes of energy emitted by radioactive materials. The engineering team selected a standard marine buoy as the overall system platform for this deployment since buoys are already designed to sustain the harsh marine environment, and also for their covertness, since once deployed, they look just like any other buoy on the water. Since this was the first time such a system was ever deployed, the team choose to instrument the buoys with a suite of different types of detectors with the goal to learn which detectors would be best suited for future deployments of this kind. This goal has now being achieved, and through a combination of computer modeling and experimental data, the team has gain the necessary knowledge to better understand the capabilities and limitations of RDB's, and the tradeoffs involve in the selection of the different detectors. The two LLNL RDB's are currently operational at Kings Bay, and the team is looking forward to another opportunity to design the next generation RDB's.

Hernandez, J E; Valentine, J

2004-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

148

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NUCLEAR SCIENCE, VOL. 58, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2011 277 Anomaly Detection in Nuclear Power Plants via  

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in Nuclear Power Plants via Symbolic Dynamic Filtering Xin Jin, Student Member, IEEE, Yin Guo, Soumik Sarkar detection algorithm for condition monitoring of nuclear power plants, where symbolic feature extraction Innova- tive & Secure (IRIS) simulator of nuclear power plants, and its per- formance is evaluated

Ray, Asok

149

Professor John H. S. Lee: The Detonation Phenomenon: Cambridge University Press, 2008, 400 pp., ISBN: 9780521897235, $99.00  

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John H. S. Lee: The Detonation Phenomenon Cambridgeat Springerlink.com The book “The Detonation Phenomenon” byaspects of gas phase detonation. Gas phase detonation has

Tarver, Craig M.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Initiation of the Detonation in the Gravitationally Confined Detonation Model of Type Ia Supernovae  

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We study the initiation of the detonation in the gravitationally confined detonation (GCD) model of Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia). In this model, ignition occurs at one or several off-center points, resulting in a burning bubble of hot ash that rises rapidly, breaks through the surface of the star, and collides at a point on the stellar surface opposite the breakout, producing a high-velocity inwardly directed flow. Initiation of the detonation occurs spontaneously in a region where the length scale of the temperature gradient extending from the flow (in which carbon burning is already occurring) into unburned fuel is commensurate to the range of critical length scales which have been derived from one-dimensional simulations that resolve the initiation of a detonation. By increasing the maximum resolution in a truncated cone that encompasses this region, beginning somewhat before initiation of the detonation occurs, we successfully simulate in situ the first gradient-initiated detonation in a whole-star simulation. The detonation emerges when a compression wave overruns a pocket of fuel situated in a Kelvin-Helmholtz cusp at the leading edge of the inwardly directed jet of burning carbon. The compression wave preconditions the temperature in the fuel in such a way that the Zel'dovich gradient mechanism can operate and a detonation ensues. We explore the dependence of the length scale of the temperature gradient on spatial resolution and discuss the implications for the robustness of this detonation mechanism. We find that the time and the location at which initiation of the detonation occurs varies with resolution. In particular, initiation of a detonation had not yet occurred in our highest resolution simulation by the time we ended the simulation because of the computational demand it required. However, it may detonate later. We suggest that the turbulent shear layer surrounding the inwardly directed jet provides the most favorable physical conditions, and therefore the most likely location, for initiation of a detonation in the GCD model.

Ivo R. Seitenzahl; Casey A. Meakin; Don Q. Lamb; James W. Truran

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Initiation of the detonation in the gravitationally confined detonation model of type Ia supernovae.  

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We study the initiation of the detonation in the gravitationally confined detonation (GCD) model of Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia). In this model, ignition occurs at one or several off-center points, resulting in a burning bubble of hot ash that rises rapidly, breaks through the surface of the star, and collides at a point on the stellar surface opposite the breakout, producing a high-velocity inwardly directed flow. Initiation of the detonation occurs spontaneously in a region where the length scale of the temperature gradient extending from the flow (in which carbon burning is already occurring) into unburned fuel is commensurate to the range of critical length scales which have been derived from one-dimensional simulations that resolve the initiation of a detonation. By increasing the maximum resolution in a truncated cone that encompasses this region, beginning somewhat before initiation of the detonation occurs, we successfully simulate in situ the first gradient-initiated detonation in a whole-star simulation. The detonation emerges when a compression wave overruns a pocket of fuel situated in a Kelvin-Helmholtz cusp at the leading edge of the inwardly directed jet of burning carbon. The compression wave preconditions the temperature in the fuel in such a way that the Zel'dovich gradient mechanism can operate and a detonation ensues. We explore the dependence of the length scale of the temperature gradient on spatial resolution and discuss the implications for the robustness of this detonation mechanism. We find that the time and the location at which initiation of the detonation occurs varies with resolution. In particular, initiation of a detonation had not yet occurred in our highest resolution simulation by the time we ended the simulation because of the computational demand it required. However, it may detonate later. We suggest that the turbulent shear layer surrounding the inwardly directed jet provides the most favorable physical conditions, and therefore the most likely location, for initiation of a detonation in the GCD model.

Seitenzahl, I. R.; Meakin, C. A.; Lamb, D. Q.; Truran, J. W. (Physics); (Univ. of Chicago); (Max-Planck-Inst. for Astrophysics); (Univ. of Arizona)

2009-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

152

Study of the detonation phase in the gravitationally confined detonation model of type Ia supernovae.  

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We study the initiation of the detonation in the gravitationally confined detonation (GCD) model of Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia). In this model, ignition occurs at one or several off-center points, resulting in a burning bubble of hot ash that rises rapidly, breaks through the surface of the star, and collides at a point on the stellar surface opposite the breakout, producing a high-velocity inwardly directed flow. Initiation of the detonation occurs spontaneously in a region where the length scale of the temperature gradient extending from the flow (in which carbon burning is already occurring) into unburned fuel is commensurate to the range of critical length scales which have been derived from one-dimensional simulations that resolve the initiation of a detonation. By increasing the maximum resolution in a truncated cone that encompasses this region, beginning somewhat before initiation of the detonation occurs, we successfully simulate in situ the first gradient-initiated detonation in a whole-star simulation. The detonation emerges when a compression wave overruns a pocket of fuel situated in a Kelvin-Helmholtz cusp at the leading edge of the inwardly directed jet of burning carbon. The compression wave preconditions the temperature in the fuel in such a way that the Zeldovich gradient mechanism can operate and a detonation ensues. We explore the dependence of the length scale of the temperature gradient on spatial resolution and discuss the implications for the robustness of this detonation mechanism. We find that the time and the location at which initiation of the detonation occurs varies with resolution. In particular, initiation of a detonation had not yet occurred in our highest resolution simulation by the time we ended the simulation because of the computational demand it required. However, it may detonate later. We suggest that the turbulent shear layer surrounding the inwardly directed jet provides the most favorable physical conditions, and therefore the most likely location, for initiation of a detonation in the GCD model.

Meakin, C. A.; Seitenzahl, I.; Jordan, G. C.; Truran,, J.; Lamb, D.; Physics; Univ. of Chicago; Univ. of Arizona

2009-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

153

INITIATION OF THE DETONATION IN THE GRAVITATIONALLY CONFINED DETONATION MODEL OF TYPE Ia SUPERNOVAE  

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We study the initiation of the detonation in the gravitationally confined detonation (GCD) model of Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia). In this model, ignition occurs at one or several off-center points, resulting in a burning bubble of hot ash that rises rapidly, breaks through the surface of the star, and collides at a point on the stellar surface opposite the breakout, producing a high-velocity inwardly directed flow. Initiation of the detonation occurs spontaneously in a region where the length scale of the temperature gradient extending from the flow (in which carbon burning is already occurring) into unburned fuel is commensurate to the range of critical length scales which have been derived from one-dimensional simulations that resolve the initiation of a detonation. By increasing the maximum resolution in a truncated cone that encompasses this region, beginning somewhat before initiation of the detonation occurs, we successfully simulate in situ the first gradient-initiated detonation in a whole-star simulation. The detonation emerges when a compression wave overruns a pocket of fuel situated in a Kelvin-Helmholtz cusp at the leading edge of the inwardly directed jet of burning carbon. The compression wave preconditions the temperature in the fuel in such a way that the Zel'dovich gradient mechanism can operate and a detonation ensues. We explore the dependence of the length scale of the temperature gradient on spatial resolution and discuss the implications for the robustness of this detonation mechanism. We find that the time and the location at which initiation of the detonation occurs varies with resolution. In particular, initiation of a detonation had not yet occurred in our highest resolution simulation by the time we ended the simulation because of the computational demand it required. However, it may detonate later. We suggest that the turbulent shear layer surrounding the inwardly directed jet provides the most favorable physical conditions, and therefore the most likely location, for initiation of a detonation in the GCD model.

Seitenzahl, Ivo R. [Department of Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Meakin, Casey A.; Truran, James W. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Lamb, Don Q. [Center for Astrophysical Thermonuclear Flashes, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States)

2009-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

154

Hydroxylated Detonation Nanodiamond: FTIR, XPS, and NMR Studies  

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Hydroxylated Detonation Nanodiamond: FTIR, XPS, and NMR Studies ... Detailed and unambiguous characterization of the surface structure of detonation nanodiamond (DND) particles remains one of the most challenging tasks for the preparation of chemically functionalized nanodiamonds. ... (1-3) They are currently produced in bulk quantities by means of detonation of carbon-containing explosives followed by purification from the detonation soot by chemical treatment. ...

O. Shenderova; A. M. Panich; S. Moseenkov; S. C. Hens; V. Kuznetsov; H.-M. Vieth

2011-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

155

Experimental study of a pulse detonation rocket with Shchelkin spiral  

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Experimental study of a pulse detonation rocket with Shchelkin spiral F.K. Lu, J.M. Meyers, and D There is much recent interest in the development of propulsion systems using high- frequency pulsed detonations detonations in a short distance. The direct initiation of detonation requires an inordinate amount of energy

Texas at Arlington, University of

156

DNS of Detonation Wave and Isotropic Turbulence Interaction  

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DNS of Detonation Wave and Isotropic Turbulence Interaction Hari Narayanan Nagarajan , Luca Massa A direct numerical simulation of detonation wave with compressible homogeneous isotropic turbulence is carried out with three different detonation Mach numbers to study the effect of detonation wave

Texas at Arlington, University of

157

Direct Observations of Reaction Zone Structure in Propagating Detonations  

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of self-sustaining, cellular detonations propagating near the Chapman-Jouguet state in hydrogen- oxygen

Barr, Al

158

Spectroscopic studies of detonating heterogeneous explosives. [HNS  

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The experimental objectives of this work are to use real-time spectroscopic techniques, emission spectroscopy and Raman spectra to monitor chemical and physical changes in shock-loaded or detonating high explosive (HE) samples. The investigators hope to identify chemical species including any transient intermediates. Also, they wish to determine the physical state of the material when the reactions are taking place; measure the temperature and the pressure; and study the effect of different initiation parameters and bulk properties of the explosive material. This work is just part of the effort undertaken to gain information on the detailed chemistry involved in initiation and detonation. In summary, the investigators have obtained vibrational temperatures of some small radical products of detonation, which may correlate with the detonation temperature. They have also observed that NO/sub 2/ is an early product from detonating HNS and RDX, and that other electronically excited radical species such as CN(B) are formed in HNS detonations. In the Raman work, the single-pulse spectra could be obtained even in the severe environment of a detonation, and that the rate of removal of the parent molecule could be monitored. 2 refs., 6 figs.

Renlund, A.M.; Trott, W.M.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Magnetic Field Generation by Detonation Waves  

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A simple model is given for the spontaneous magnetic field generation by a detonation wave in condensed matter. The field is shown to arise from the noncollinearity of the thermal and electron density gradients near a medium boundary at the detonation shock front. The model allows calculation of approximate values for the field strength at the front and penetration ahead of the detonation wave. For typical explosive media interfaced by air the magnetic field is predicted to lie in the range 0.1 to 15 G.

Michael J. Frankel and Edward T. Toton

1979-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

160

Detonator comprising a nonlinear transmission line  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Detonators are described herein. In a general embodiment, the detonator includes a nonlinear transmission line that has a variable capacitance. Capacitance of the nonlinear transmission line is a function of voltage on the nonlinear transmission line. The nonlinear transmission line receives a voltage pulse from a voltage source and compresses the voltage pulse to generate a trigger signal. Compressing the voltage pulse includes increasing amplitude of the voltage pulse and decreasing length of the voltage pulse in time. An igniter receives the trigger signal and detonates an explosive responsive to receipt of the trigger signal.

Elizondo-Decanini, Juan M

2014-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Development of high gradient laser wakefield accelerators towards nuclear detection applications at LBNL  

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laser wakefield accelerators towards nuclear detectionRecent laser wakefield accelerator experiments at LBNLscaling of laser driven accelerators to GeV energies. Stable

Geddes, Cameron GR

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Liquefied Noble Gas (LNG) detectors for detection of nuclear materials  

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Liquefied-noble-gas (LNG) detectors offer, in principle, very good energy resolution for both neutrons and gamma rays, fast response time (hence high-count-rate capabilities), excellent discrimination between neutrons and gamma rays, and scalability to large volumes. They do, however, need cryogenics. LNG detectors in sizes of interest for fissionable material detection in cargo are reaching a certain level of maturity because of the ongoing extensive R&}D effort in high-energy physics regarding their use in the search for dark matter and neutrinoless double beta decay. The unique properties of LNG detectors, especially those using Liquid Argon (LAr) and Liquid Xenon (LXe), call for a study to determine their suitability for Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) for Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) and possibly for other threats in cargo. Rapiscan Systems Laboratory, Yale University Physics Department, and Adelphi Technology are collaborating in the investigation of the suitability of LAr as a scintillation material for large size inspection systems for air and maritime containers and trucks. This program studies their suitability for NII, determines their potential uses, determines what improvements in performance they offer and recommends changes to their design to further enhance their suitability. An existing 3.1 liter LAr detector (microCLEAN) at Yale University, developed for R&}D on the detection of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) was employed for testing. A larger version of this detector (15 liters), more suitable for the detection of higher energy gamma rays and neutrons is being built for experimental evaluation. Results of measurements and simulations of gamma ray and neutron detection in microCLEAN and a larger detector (326 liter CL38) are presented.

J A Nikkel; T Gozani; C Brown; J Kwong; D N McKinsey; Y Shin; S Kane; C Gary; M Firestone

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Above-ground antineutrino detection for nuclear reactor monitoring  

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Abstract Antineutrino monitoring of nuclear reactors has been demonstrated many times (Klimov et al., 1994 [1]; Bowden et al., 2009 [2]; Oguri et al., 2014 [3]), however the technique has not as of yet been developed into a useful capability for treaty verification purposes. The most notable drawback is the current requirement that detectors be deployed underground, with at least several meters-water-equivalent of shielding from cosmic radiation. In addition, the deployment of liquid-based detection media presents a challenge in reactor facilities. We are currently developing a detector system that has the potential to operate above ground and circumvent deployment problems associated with a liquid detection media: the system is composed of segments of plastic scintillator surrounded by 6LiF/ZnS:Ag. ZnS:Ag is a radio-luminescent phosphor used to detect the neutron capture products of 6Li. Because of its long decay time compared to standard plastic scintillators, pulse-shape discrimination can be used to distinguish positron and neutron interactions resulting from the inverse beta decay (IBD) of antineutrinos within the detector volume, reducing both accidental and correlated backgrounds. Segmentation further reduces backgrounds by identifying the positron?s annihilation gammas, a signature that is absent for most correlated and uncorrelated backgrounds. This work explores different configurations in order to maximize the size of the detector segments without reducing the intrinsic neutron detection efficiency. We believe that this technology will ultimately be applicable to potential safeguards scenarios such as those recently described by Huber et al. (2014) [4,5].

M. Sweany; J. Brennan; B. Cabrera-Palmer; S. Kiff; D. Reyna; D. Throckmorton

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Swept-ramp detonation initiation performance in a high pressure pulse detonation combustor .  

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??Pulse detonation combustion technologies promise the potential of increased thermodynamic efficiency and performance, across a wide range of thrust and power generation applications. Thrust applications… (more)

Nichols, Daniel A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

A Study of Deflagration To Detonation Transition In a Pulsed Detonation Engine.  

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??A Pulse Detonation Engine (PDE) is a propulsion device that takes advantage of the pressure rise inherent to the efficient burning of fuel-air mixtures via… (more)

Chapin, David Michael

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

A NUMERICAL STUDY OF DETONATION AND PLUME DYNAMICS IN A PULSED DETONATION ENGINE.  

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??The Pulse Detonation Engine (PDE) is considered to be the propulsion system of future air vehicles. The objective of the present study is to understand… (more)

RAGHUPATHY, ARUN PRAKASH

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Neutron Detectors for Detection of Nuclear Materials at LANL...  

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Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) News & Resources Contact Information Nuclear Physics U.S. Department of Energy SC-26Germantown Building 1000 Independence...

168

Spectroscopic studies of shocked and detonating explosives  

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Real-time observation techniques including single-pulse Raman scattering, time-resolved infrared spectral photography, emission spectroscopy and fast-framing photography have been used to study chemical and physical changes in shock-loaded and detonating explosive materials. Experiments have focused on how material variables such as density and particle size may affect emission characteristics in detonating high explosives (HEs). We have also studied effects of pressure and temperature on vibrational frequencies in shocked HEs. 14 refs., 4 figs.

Renlund, A.M.; Trott, W.M.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Initiation and Detonation Physics on Millimeter Scales  

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The LLNL Detonation Science Project has a major interest in understanding the physics of detonation on a millimeter scale. This report summarizes the rate stick experiment results of two high explosives. The GO/NO-GO threshold between varying diameters of ultra-fine TATB (ufTATB) and LX-16 were recorded on an electronic streak camera and analyzed. This report summarizes the failure diameters of rate sticks for ufTATB and LX-16. Failure diameter for the ufTATB explosive, with densities at 1.80 g/cc, begin at 2.34 mm (not maintaining detonation velocity over the entire length of the rate stick). ufTATB rate sticks at the larger 3.18 mm diameter maintain a constant detonation velocity over the complete length. The PETN based and LLNL developed explosive, LX-16, with densities at 1.7 g/cc, shows detonation failure between 0.318 mm and 0.365 mm. Additional tests would be required to narrow this failure diameter further. Many of the tested rate sticks were machined using a femtosecond laser focused into a firing tank - in case of accidental detonation.

Philllips, D F; Benterou, J J; May, C A

2012-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

170

Rotating Detonation Wave Propulsion: Experimental Challenges, Modeling, and Engine Concepts (Invited)  

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Rotating Detonation Wave Propulsion: Experimental Challenges, Modeling, and Engine Concepts, Arlington, Texas, 76019 Rotating detonation engines (RDEs), also known as continuous detonation engines of energy conversion that may be even more superior than pulse detonation engines, themselves the subject

Texas at Arlington, University of

171

Neutron interrogation system using high gamma ray signature to detect contraband special nuclear materials in cargo  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system for inspecting cargo for the presence of special nuclear material. The cargo is irradiated with neutrons. The neutrons produce fission products in the special nuclear material which generate gamma rays. The gamma rays are detecting indicating the presence of the special nuclear material.

Slaughter, Dennis R. (Oakland, CA); Pohl, Bertram A. (Berkeley, CA); Dougan, Arden D. (San Ramon, CA); Bernstein, Adam (Palo Alto, CA); Prussin, Stanley G. (Kensington, CA); Norman, Eric B. (Oakland, CA)

2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Detectors for Detection of Nuclear Materials at LANL| U.S. DOE  

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Neutron Detectors for Detection of Neutron Detectors for Detection of Nuclear Materials at LANL Nuclear Physics (NP) NP Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of NP Spinoff Applications Spinoff Archives SBIR/STTR Applications of Nuclear Science and Technology Funding Opportunities Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) News & Resources Contact Information Nuclear Physics U.S. Department of Energy SC-26/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3613 F: (301) 903-3833 E: sc.np@science.doe.gov More Information » Spinoff Archives Neutron Detectors for Detection of Nuclear Materials at LANL Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page Application/instrumentation: Very Large Array Neutron Detector (VLAND); Development of large volume efficient neutron detectors for use in detection of small amounts (~ 1 gm)

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Detecting Nuclear Threats | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Detecting Nuclear Threats Detecting Nuclear Threats Stories of Discovery & Innovation Detecting Nuclear Threats Enlarge Photo Photo: Denise Applewhite The MINDS device was invented by a team of engineers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, including, from left: Kenny Silber, Henry Carnevale, Charles Gentile, Dana Mastrovito, and Bill Davis. Enlarge Photo 03.28.11 Detecting Nuclear Threats Plasma physics challenge yields portable nuclear detector for homeland security. In 1999, faced with the task of decommissioning the legendary Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR), officials at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) realized they needed something that didn't yet exist-a non-destructive, real time device to detect certain "hot" elements lacing the inner vessel of the doughnut-

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Special Nuclear Material Detection with a Water Cherenkov based Detector  

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Fission events from Special Nuclear Material (SNM), such as highly enriched uranium or plutonium, produce a number of neutrons and high energy gamma-rays. Assuming the neutron multiplicity is approximately Poissonian with an average of 2 to 3, the observation of time correlations between these particles from a cargo container would constitute a robust signature of the presence of SNM inside. However, in order to be sensitive to the multiplicity, one would require a high total efficiency. There are two approaches to maximize the total efficiency; maximizing the detector efficiency or maximizing the detector solid angle coverage. The advanced detector group at LLNL is investigating one way to maximize the detector size. We are designing and building a water Cerenkov based gamma and neutron detector for the purpose of developing an efficient and cost effective way to deploy a large solid angle car wash style detector. We report on our progress in constructing a larger detector and also present preliminary results from our prototype detector that indicates detection of neutrons.

Sweany, M; Bernstein, A; Bowden, N; Dazeley, S; Svoboda, R

2008-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program - DOE Directives...  

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Order provides requirements and responsibilities to prevent unintendedunauthorized detonation and deliberate unauthorized use of nuclear explosives. Cancels DOE O 452.1B....

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Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program - DOE Directives...  

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Order provides requirements and responsibilities to prevent unintendedunauthorized detonation and deliberate unauthorized use of nuclear explosives. Cancels DOE O 452.1. Canceled...

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Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program - DOE Directives...  

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Order provides requirements and responsibilities to prevent unintendedunauthorized detonation and deliberate unauthorized use of nuclear explosives. Cancels DOE O 452.1A....

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Steady detonation problem for slow and fast chemical reactions  

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Steady detonation problem for slow and fast chemical reactions F. Conforto1 , M. Groppi2 , R of the stationary propagation of a detonation wave. The differ- ences of the shock structure in the two cases

Ceragioli, Francesca

179

Detailed structure of spinning detonation in a circular tube  

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A single spinning detonation wave propagating in a circular tube, discovered experimentally in 1926, is simulated three-dimensionally with a detailed chemical reaction mechanism. The detonation front obtained numerically rotates periodically with a Mach leg, whiskers, and a transverse detonation. A long pressure trail, which is distributed from the transverse detonation to downstream, was reproduced, clearly showing that the pressure trail also spins synchronously with the transverse detonation. The formation of an unburned gas pocket behind the detonation front was not observed in the present simulations because the rotating transverse detonation completely consumed the unburned gas. The calculated profiles of instantaneous OH mass fraction have a keystone shape behind the detonation front. The numerical results for pitch, track angle, Mach stem angle, and incident shock angle on the tube wall agree well with the experimental results. (author)

Tsuboi, N. [Space Transportation Engineering Department, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Yoshinodai 3-1-1, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229-8510 (Japan); Eto, K.; Hayashi, A.K. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aoyama Gakuin University, Fuchinobe 5-10-1, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229-8558 (Japan)

2007-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Detonation Emissivities and Temperatures in Some Liquid Explosives  

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... T^XPERIMENTAL measurement of the spectral S_j distribution of radiation from a detonation wave enables the ... wave enables the detonation temperature and emissivity to be calculated using Planck's radiation equation, provided that the ...

J. T. A. BURTON; J. A. HICKS

1964-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Spontaneous detonation of a mixture of two odd electron gases  

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Spontaneous detonation of a mixture of two odd electron gases ... Instructions for safe detonation of ClO2 and NO (the fastest known reaction between two stable molecules at room temperature). ...

Thomas S. Briggs

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detonation Simulation with the AMROC Framework Ralf Deiterding  

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. The reaction results in an energy release driving the shock wave for- ward. In a self-sustaining detonation

Barr, Al

183

Detonator cable initiation system safety investigation: Consequences of energizing the detonator and actuator cables  

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This study was performed to explore and assess the worst-case response of a W89-type weapons system, damaged so as to expose detonator and/or detonator safing strong link (DSSL) cables to the most extreme, credible lightning-discharge, environment. The test program used extremely high-current-level, fast-rise-time (1- to 2-{mu}s) discharges to simulate lightning strikes to either the exposed detonator or DSSL cables. Discharges with peak currents above 700 kA were required to explode test sections of detonator cable and launch a flyer fast enough potentially to detonate weapon high explosive (HE). Detonator-safing-strong-link (DSSL) cables were exploded in direct contact with hot LX-17 and Ultrafine TATB (UFTATB). At maximum charging voltage, the discharge system associated with the HE firing chamber exploded the cables at more than 600-kA peak current; however, neither LX-17 nor UFTATB detonated at 250{degree}C. Tests showed that intense surface arc discharges of more than 700 kA/cm in width across the surface of hot UFTATB [generally the more sensitive of the two insensitive high explosives (IHE)] could not initiate this hot IHE. As an extension to this study, we applied the same technique to test sections of the much-narrower but thicker-cover-layer W87 detonator cable. These tests were performed at the same initial stored electrical energy as that used for the W89 study. Because of the narrower cable conductor in the W87 cables, discharges greater than 550-kA peak current were sufficient to explode the cable and launch a fast flyer. In summary, we found that lightning strikes to exposed DSSL cables cannot directly detonate LX-17 or UFTATB even at high temperatures, and they pose no HE safety threat.

Osher, J.; Chau, H.; Von Holle, W.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Initiation mechanisms of low-loss swept-ramp obstacles for deflagration to detonation transition in pulse detonation combustors .  

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??In order to enhance the performance of pulse detonation combustors (PDCs), an efficient deflagration-to-detonation transition (DDT) process is critical to maintain the thermodynamic benefits of… (more)

Myers, Charles B.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Prototype explosives-detection system based on nuclear-resonance absorption in nitrogen  

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A prototype explosives-detection system (EDS) that was developed for experimental evaluation of a nuclear-resonance absorption technique is described. The major subsystems are a proton accelerator and beam transport, high-temperature proton target, an airline-luggage tomographic inspection station, and an image-processing/detection-alarm subsystem. The detection system performance, based on a limited experimental test, is reported.

Morgado, R.E.; Arnone, G.; Cappiello, C.C.; Gardner, S.D.; Hollas, C.L.; Ussery, L.E.; White, J.M.; Zahrt, J.D. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Krauss, R.A. [Federal Aviation Administration, Atlantic City International Airport, NJ (United States)

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Modeling of a detonation driven, linear electric generator facility  

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Modeling of a detonation driven, linear electric generator facility E.M. Braun, E. Baydar, and F.K. Lu 1 Introduction The pulsed detonation engine (PDE) has been developed over several decades due must consider if the unique properties of the detonation wave can be utilized to in- crease efficiency

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187

Effects of vortical and entropic forcing on detonation dynamics  

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Effects of vortical and entropic forcing on detonation dynamics L. Massa, M. Chauhan, and F.K. Lu 1 Introduction Experiments [3] have shown that detonations in non-ideal conditions, i.e., subject to strong combustion. The present research examines the interaction of detonation with turbulence with emphasis

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188

Numerical Modeling of Acoustic Timescale Detonation J.D. Regele  

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Numerical Modeling of Acoustic Timescale Detonation Initiation J.D. Regele , D.R. Kassoy and O to perform one and two-dimensional simulations of acoustic timescale detonation initiation using thermal overdriven detonation wave that decays to a steady-state CJ wave. A 1-D parametric study of acoustic

Vasilyev, Oleg V.

189

Dimensional analysis of impulse loading resulting from detonation  

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Dimensional analysis of impulse loading resulting from detonation of shallow-buried charges Mica for the problem of impulse loading experienced by target structures (e.g. vehicle hull) due to detonation-overburden stretching and acceleration before the associated sand bubble bursts and venting of the gaseous detonation

Grujicic, Mica

190

Asymptotic Stability of a Plane CJ Detonation Wave  

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Asymptotic Stability of a Plane CJ Detonation Wave Tong Li Department of Mathematics University of California, Los Angeles Abstract. We study the asymptotic stability of a plane CJ detonation wave under and that the solution converges uniformly to a shifted CJ detonation wave as t!+ 1 for initial data which are small

Soatto, Stefano

191

FRONT CURVATURE RATE STICK MEASUREMENTS AND DETONATION SHOCK DYNAMICS CALIBRATION  

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FRONT CURVATURE RATE STICK MEASUREMENTS AND DETONATION SHOCK DYNAMICS CALIBRATION FOR PBX 9502 OVER 87545 Detonation velocities and wave shapes were measured for PBX 9502 (95 wt.% TATB, 5 wt.% Kel­F 800 and diameter effect data. For each T 0 , the simplest detonation shock dynamics model assumes that the local

Aslam, Tariq

192

Testing of a Continuous Detonation Wave Engine with Swirled Injection  

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Testing of a Continuous Detonation Wave Engine with Swirled Injection Eric M. Braun Nathan L. Dunn detonation wave engines with swirl to improve mixing were developed. The reactants were ignited with an ordinary automotive spark plug. Mixing and detonation occurred in a common annular chamber in the first

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193

Verification and validation of detonation simulation: topical review  

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Verification and validation of detonation simulation: topical review Joseph M. Powers Department and Reactive Systems Irvine, California 28 July 2011 23rd ICDERS ­ Irvine, California V&V of Detonation 28 July 2011 1 / 29 #12;Outline 1 Some semantics and some provocation 2 Some overly brief detonation discourse

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State of Detonation Stability Theory and Its Application to Propulsion  

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State of Detonation Stability Theory and Its Application to Propulsion D. Scott Stewart University, Massachusetts 02139 DOI: 10.2514/1.21586 We present an overview of the current state of detonation stability or asymptotic treatments of detonations, including various asymptotic limits that appear in the literature

Kasimov, Aslan

195

Detonation shock dynamics and comparisons with direct numerical simulation  

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Detonation shock dynamics and comparisons with direct numerical simulation Tariq D. Aslam # , and D­ nation and detonation shock dynamics (DSD) is made. The theory of DSD defines the motion of the detonation shock in terms of intrinsic geometry of the shock surface, in particular for condensed phase ex

Aslam, Tariq

196

A Numerical and Analytical Study of Detonation Diffraction  

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A Numerical and Analytical Study of Detonation Diffraction Thesis by Marco Arienti In Partial. This work could be completed only thanks to his insight in all aspects of detonation theory, modeling insights in fluid mechanics in general and physics of detonations in particular ­ Eric Schultz, Joanna

Barr, Al

197

Detonation shock dynamics and comparisons with direct numerical simulation  

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Detonation shock dynamics and comparisons with direct numerical simulation Tariq D. Aslam , and D- nation and detonation shock dynamics (DSD) is made. The theory of DSD defines the motion of the detonation shock in terms of intrinsic geometry of the shock surface, in particular for condensed phase ex

Aslam, Tariq

198

FRONT CURVATURE RATE STICK MEASUREMENTS AND DETONATION SHOCK DYNAMICS CALIBRATION  

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FRONT CURVATURE RATE STICK MEASUREMENTS AND DETONATION SHOCK DYNAMICS CALIBRATION FOR PBX 9502 OVER 87545 Detonation velocities and wave shapes were measured for PBX 9502 95 wt. TATB, 5 wt. Kel-F 800 rate and diameter e ect data. For each T0, the simplest detonation shock dynamics model assumes that the local

Aslam, Tariq

199

Viscous attenuation of a detonation wave propagating in a channel  

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Viscous attenuation of a detonation wave propagating in a channel P. Ravindran1 , R. Bellini1 , T of a detonation wave in a two-dimensional channel is simulated by an Euler and a Navier-Stokes solver. Transport arising from viscous drag. 1 Introduction The propagation of a detonation wave remains one

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200

THEORY OF DETONATION STRUCTURE FOR TWO-PHASE MATERIALS  

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THEORY OF DETONATION STRUCTURE FOR TWO-PHASE MATERIALS BY JOSEPH MICHAEL POWERS B.S., University-CHAMPAIGN THE GRADUATE COLLEGE MAY 1988 WE HEREBY RECOMMEND THAT THE THESIS BY JOSEPH MICHAEL POWERS THEORY OF DETONATION-phase steady detonation in a granulated solid propellant has been studied, and existence conditions for a one

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Level-Set Techniques Applied to Unsteady Detonation Propagation  

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Level-Set Techniques Applied to Unsteady Detonation Propagation D. Scott Stewart1 Tariq Aslam1 Jin. The detonation shock surface has been shown under certain circumstances to be governed by an intrinsic relation detonation theory, which summarizes our recent work in [2]. In Sect. 4, we briefly explain the derivation

Aslam, Tariq

202

High Order Hybrid Numerical Simulations of Two Dimensional Detonation Waves  

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High Order Hybrid Numerical Simulations of Two Dimensional Detonation Waves Wei Cai Department detonation waves, we have devel- oped a high order numerical scheme suitable for calculating the detailed transverse wave structures of multidimensional detonation waves. The numerical algorithm uses a multi

Cai, Wei

203

TRANSIENT FLOW ANALYSIS OF FILLING IN PULSE DETONATION  

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TRANSIENT FLOW ANALYSIS OF FILLING IN PULSE DETONATION ENGINE by VEERA VENKATA SUNEEL JINNALA. November 20, 2009 #12;iv ABSTRACT TRANSIENT FLOW ANALYSIS OF FILLING IN PULSE DETONATION ENGINE Veera The Pulse Detonation Engine (PDE) is considered to be a propulsion system of future air vehicles

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204

EFFECT OF REACTION RATE PERIODICITY ON DETONATION PROPAGATION  

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EFFECT OF REACTION RATE PERIODICITY ON DETONATION PROPAGATION Eric O. Morano and Joseph E. Shepherd through numerical simulations how the detonation propagation is affected by the heterogeneous rate but there is no accepted and accurate repre- sentation of all thermodynamic states significant to the detonation process

Barr, Al

205

Detonation of Nitrogen Iodide, NI3NH3  

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... the other hand, the substance can be completely decomposed into iodine and permanent gases without detonation occurring if the pressure of the permanent gases be not allowed to fall below 2 ... state is reached, on subjecting the residue to a hard vacuum it detonates. On detonation, the amount of permanent gas produced is only 30–50 per cent of that ...

W. E. GARNER; W. E. LATCHEM

1935-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

206

Steady detonation problem for slow and fast chemical reactions  

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Steady detonation problem for slow and fast chemical reactions F. Conforto1 , M. Groppi2 , R of the stationary propagation of a detonation wave. The differ- ences of the shock structure in the two cases of steady detonation waves. We consider a mixture of four gases As, s = 1, . . . , 4 which, besides all

Ceragioli, Francesca

207

DIRECT NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF INTERACTION OF DETONATION WAVE WITH HOMOGENEOUS  

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DIRECT NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF INTERACTION OF DETONATION WAVE WITH HOMOGENEOUS ISOTROPIC TURBULENCE SIMULATION OF INTERACTION OF DETONATION WAVE WITH HOMOGENEOUS ISOTROPIC TURBULENCE HARI NARAYANAN NAGARAJAN The propagation of a shock or detonation wave through a reactive mixture has been the subject of research for over

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208

The Ghost Fluid Method for de agration and detonation discontinuities  

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The Ghost Fluid Method for de agration and detonation discontinuities Ronald P. Fedkiw Tariq Aslam and detonations discontinuities similar to the work in 22, 16, 23, 24 . The resulting numerical method is robust and detonation discontinuities similar to the work in 22 , 16 , 23 , and 24 where the authors extended the level

Aslam, Tariq

209

Proof-of-Principle Detonation Driven, Linear Electric Generator Facility  

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Proof-of-Principle Detonation Driven, Linear Electric Generator Facility Eric M. Braun, Frank K. Lu is described in which a detonation-driven piston system has been integrated with a linear generator in order in a single mass, two-spring system where the detonation wave pressure may be modeled as a variable force

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210

LevelSet Techniques Applied to Unsteady Detonation Propagation  

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## Level­Set Techniques Applied to Unsteady Detonation Propagation D. Scott Stewart 1 Tariq Aslam 1­propagating surface. The detonation shock surface has been shown under certain circumstances to be governed, we discuss the specific example from detonation theory, which summarizes our recent work in [2

Aslam, Tariq

211

The Ghost Fluid Method for de agration and detonation discontinuities  

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The Ghost Fluid Method for de agration and detonation discontinuities Ronald P. Fedkiw #3; Tariq and detonation discontinuities are considered. The result- ing numerical method is robust and easy to implement for de agration and detonation discontinuities are considered simi- lar to the work in [25], [18], [26

Soatto, Stefano

212

Detonation Simulation with the AMROC Framework Ralf Deiterding  

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Detonation Simulation with the AMROC Framework Ralf Deiterding Center for Adanced Computing, which is essential for the accurate compu- tation of detonation waves, is achieved by blockstructured perfor- mance. Cellular Structure Simulation in 2D Experiments have shown that self-sustaining detonation

Deiterding, Ralf

213

ANALYTICAL PARAMETRIC CYCLE ANALYSIS OF CONTINUOUS ROTATING DETONATION  

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ANALYTICAL PARAMETRIC CYCLE ANALYSIS OF CONTINUOUS ROTATING DETONATION EJECTOR-AUGMENTED ROCKET. Donald Wilson for showing me how interesting the topic of continuous detonation is for the application to thank Eric Braun for providing some insights and advice on the physics of continuous detonation. His

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214

The Ghost Fluid Method for deflagration and detonation discontinuities  

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The Ghost Fluid Method for deflagration and detonation discontinuities Ronald P. Fedkiw \\Lambda for deflagration and detonations discontinuities similar to the work in [22, 16, 23, 24]. The resulting numerical. As a specific example, we will consider interface models for deflagration and detonation discontinuities similar

Aslam, Tariq

215

A High-resolution Method for Realistic Detonation Structure Simulation  

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A High-resolution Method for Realistic Detonation Structure Simulation R. Deiterding Abstract. Detonation simulation is one of the computationally most challenging hyperbolic problems of practical. Introduction Detonations are shock-induced combustion waves that internally consist of a dis- continuous

Deiterding, Ralf

216

Existence and stability of curved multidimensional detonation fronts  

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Existence and stability of curved multidimensional detonation fronts N. Costanzino , H. K. Jenssen for ZND detonations was begun by J.J. Erpenbeck in [E1]. He used a normal mode analysis to define, multidimensional detonation fronts for ideal polytropic gases in both the ZND and Chapman-Jouguet models

Williams, Mark

217

Gaseous Detonation-Driven Fracture of Tubes Tong Wa Chao  

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Gaseous Detonation-Driven Fracture of Tubes Thesis by Tong Wa Chao In Partial Fulfillment An experimental investigation of fracture response of aluminum 6061-T6 tubes under internal gaseous detonation on the detonation velocity, strain history, blast pressure from the crack opening, and crack speeds. The curved

218

Development of a Large Pulse Detonation Engine Demonstrator  

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Development of a Large Pulse Detonation Engine Demonstrator Frank K. Lu, J. David Carter and constructed to study pulse detonation engine (PDE) operations under a broad range of test parameters to facilitate deflagration-to-detonation transition. The main sections of the combustor were fitted with fully

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219

Detonation Turbulence Interaction L. Massa, M. Chauhan and F. Lu  

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Detonation Turbulence Interaction L. Massa, M. Chauhan and F. Lu This paper reports a numerical study on the effect of turbulence on the detonation wave properties. The analysis is based-mechanics equations in three dimensions to determine the fine-scale evolution. I. Introduction The detonation

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220

Annihilation explosions in macroscopic polyelectrons. Photon detonation  

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Annihilation of the electron-positron pairs in macroscopic polyelectrons is considered. It is shown that very fast collapse of the spatial area occupied by macroscopic polyelectron (or dense electron-positron plasma) produces an instant annihilation of a very large number of electron-positron pairs. This phenomenon corresponds to the so-called annihilation explosion. Annihilation of each electron-positron pair is a highly exothermic process. Therefore, in dense electron-positron plasma one can observe a very interesting phenomenon of photon detonation, i.e. a self-organized formation and propagation of the detonation wave which coincides with the annihilation wave. The photon detonation can be used in many applications, including many military and astrophysical problems.

Alexei M. Frolov

2009-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Detecting special nuclear materials in containers using high-energy gamma rays emitted by fission products  

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A method and a system for detecting the presence of special nuclear materials in a container. The system and its method include irradiating the container with an energetic beam, so as to induce a fission in the special nuclear materials, detecting the gamma rays that are emitted from the fission products formed by the fission, to produce a detector signal, comparing the detector signal with a threshold value to form a comparison, and detecting the presence of the special nuclear materials using the comparison.

Norman, Eric B. (Oakland, CA); Prussin, Stanley G. (Kensington, CA)

2007-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

222

The influence of detonation synthesis conditions on surface properties of detonation nanodiamonds  

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The paper addresses the influence of an armor protection composition of an explosive compound on the colloid-chemical properties of the detonation nanodiamonds. Adding an oxidation inhibitor to the...

A. P. Voznyakovskii; V. Yu. Dolmatov; F. A. Shumilov

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Investigation of Detonation Re-initiation Mechanisms Following a Mach Reflection of a Quenched Detonation .  

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??Detonation waves are supersonic combustion waves that have a multi-shock front structure followed by a spatially non-uniform reaction zone. During propagation, a de-coupled shock-flame complex… (more)

Bhattacharjee, Rohit Ranjan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Critical tube diameter for detonation transmission and critical initiation energy of spherical detonation  

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...Two experimental setups are used to study propagation and attenuation of blast waves. In the first one, the blast wave is generated by a spherical detonation, and in the second one, the ... is created by the d...

I. Sochet; T. Lamy; J. Brossard; C. Vaglio; R. Cayzac

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Detecting nuclear materials smuggling: using radiography to improve container inspection policies  

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This paper proposes a layered container inspection system for detecting illicit nuclear materials using radiography information. We argue that the current inspection system, relying heavily on the Automated Ta...

Gary M. Gaukler; Chenhua Li; Rory Cannaday…

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

A system for the detection of concealed nuclear weapons and fissile material aboard cargo cotainerships  

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A new approach to the detection of concealed nuclear weapons and fissile material aboard cargo containerships is proposed. The ship-based approach removes the constraints of current thinking by addressing the threat of ...

Gallagher, Shawn P., S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

The use of post detonation analysis of stable isotope ratios to determine the type and production process of the explosive involved  

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The detonation of a series of explosives was performed in a controlled manner to collect the resulting, solid residue or {open_quotes}soot.{close_quotes} This residue was examined to determine the ratios of the stable carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen isotopes. The goal of the experiment was to determine if these ratios could be used to indicate, from the post detonation residues, the type and origin of the detonated explosive. The ratios of the stated stable isotopes in the undetonated explosive were also determined. Despite some reservations in the quality of the data resulting from contamination by nonexplosive components, certain trends can be discerned. (1) Carbon isotopes allow aromatic explosives to be distinguished from nonaromatic explosives. This trend seems to carry through the detonation so that the distinction might be made after the fact. (2) The amination process for TATB can be detected through the hydrogen and, to some extent, the nitrogen isotope ratios. Unfortunately, the data are not sufficiently good to determine if this differential carries through the detonation. (3) The relative magnitude and sign of the nitrogen isotope ratio seems to carry through the detonation: some exchange with atmospheric nitrogen is probable. Even though this set of experiments must also be viewed as preliminary, there is a definite indication that certain qualitative characteristics of explosives can be detected after the detonation. This {open_quotes}signature{close_quotes} could have application to both intelligence and counter terrorism.

McGuire, R.R.; Velsko, C.A.; Lee, C.G.; Raber, E.

1993-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

228

Detonation propagation in a high loss configuration  

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This work presents an experimental study of detonation wave propagation in tubes with inner diameters (ID) comparable to the mixture cell size. Propane-oxygen mixtures were used in two test section tubes with inner diameters of 1.27 mm and 6.35 mm. For both test sections, the initial pressure of stoichiometric mixtures was varied to determine the effect on detonation propagation. For the 6.35 mm tube, the equivalence ratio {phi} (where the mixture was {phi} C{sub 3}H{sub 8} + 50{sub 2}) was also varied. Detonations were found to propagate in mixtures with cell sizes as large as five times the diameter of the tube. However, under these conditions, significant losses were observed, resulting in wave propagation velocities as slow as 40% of the CJ velocity U{sub CJ}. A review of relevant literature is presented, followed by experimental details and data. Observed velocity deficits are predicted using models that account for boundary layer growth inside detonation waves.

Jackson, Scott I [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Shepherd, Joseph E [CALTECH

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Detection of radioxenon in Darwin, Australia following the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident  

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Abstract A series of 133Xe detections in April 2011 made at the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) International Monitoring System noble gas station in Darwin, Australia, were analysed to determine the most likely source location. Forward and backwards atmospheric transport modelling simulations using FLEXPART were conducted. It was shown that the most likely source location was the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident. Other potential sources in the southern hemisphere were analysed, including the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) radiopharmaceutical facility, but it was shown that sources originating from these locations were highly unlikely to be the source of the observed 133Xe Darwin detections.

Blake Orr; Michael Schöppner; Rick Tinker; Wolfango Plastino

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Some Possible Methods for Detection of Clandestin Production of Nuclear Materials  

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When one considers the possibility of clandestine production of nuclear materials, one must consider the nature of the state. A Nuclear Weapon State (NWS) already has production facilities, and even though these might be safeguarded, the NWS could more easily hide the activities than could a Non-Nuclear Weapon State (NNWS). In this paper, some of the properties of production facilities are discussed in relation to how this would relate to vulnerability to detection. The observable and methods of detection are discussed, as well as the possibility that significant help by another country could totally eliminate one or more of the steps needed for a complete production cycle.

Marlow, Keith W.

1999-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

231

Proton radiography of PBX 9502 detonation shock dynamics confinement sandwich test  

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Recent results utilizing proton radiography (P-Rad) during the detonation of the high explosive PBX 9502 are presented. Specifically, the effects of confinement of the detonation are examined in the LANL detonation confinement sandwich geometry. The resulting detonation velocity and detonation shock shape are measured. In addition, proton radiography allows one to image the reflected shocks through the detonation products. Comparisons are made with detonation shock dynamics (DSD) and reactive flow models for the lead detonation shock and detonation velocity. In addition, predictions of reflected shocks are made with the reactive flow models.

Aslam, Tariq D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jackson, Scott I [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Morris, John S [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Summary Report for the Radiation Detection for Nuclear Security Summer School 2012  

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The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) hosted students from across the United States at the inaugural Radiation Detection for Nuclear Security Summer School from June 11 – 22, 2012. The summer school provided students with a unique understanding of nuclear security challenges faced in the field and exposed them to the technical foundations, analyses, and insight that will be required by future leaders in technology development and implementation. The course heavily emphasized laboratory and field demonstrations including direct measurements of special nuclear material. The first week of the summer school focused on the foundational knowledge required by technology practitioners; the second week focused on contemporary applications. Student evaluations and feedback from student advisors indicates that the summer school achieved its objectives of 1) exposing students to the range of nuclear security applications for which radiation detection is necessary, 2) articulating the relevance of student research into the broader context, and 3) exciting students about the possibility of future careers in nuclear security.

Runkle, Robert C.; Baciak, James E.; Stave, Jean A.

2012-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

233

Portable radiation-detection instruments for distinguishing nuclear from non-nuclear munitions  

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The emission of gamma rays and fast neutrons by nuclear materials provides a simple means for distinguishing between real nuclear munitions and other assemblies that are non-nuclear, such as nuclear-explosive-like test assemblies (NELAs) and conventional munitions. The presence or absence of significant numbers of neutrons and characteristic plutonium gamma rays are distinguishing attributes for plutonium munitions. The presence of energetic gamma rays from {sup 232}U daughters, if present in sufficient number, is a distinguishing attribute for highly enriched uranium munitions. Some portable instruments are being developed for verifying that munitions are or are not nuclear, and others are already commercially available. The commercial ones have been evaluated for pre-flight non-nuclear verification of NELAs in Air Force flight tests. 7 refs., 5 figs.

Fehlau, P.E.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Feature Extraction for Data-Driven Fault Detection in Nuclear Power Plants Xin Jin, Robert M. Edwards and Asok Ray  

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Feature Extraction for Data-Driven Fault Detection in Nuclear Power Plants Xin Jin, Robert M monitoring of nuclear power plants (NPP) is one of the key issues addressed in nuclear energy safety research is performed during each nuclear power plant refueling outage, which may not be cost effective [1

Ray, Asok

235

Lanthanum Halide Nanoparticle Scintillators for Nuclear Radiation Detection  

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Nanoparticles with sizes <10 nm were fabricated and characterized for their nanocomposite radiation detector properties. This work investigated the properties of several nanostructured radiation scintillators, in order to determine the viability of using scintillators employing nanostructured lanthanum tribromide, lanthanum trifluoride, or cerium tribromide. Preliminary results of this investigation are consistent with the idea that these materials have an intrinsic response to nuclear radiation that may be correlated to the energy of the incident radiation.

Guss, P. P., Guise, R., Yuan, D., Mukhopadhyay, S., O'Brien, R., Lowe, D.

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Non-detonable and non-explosive explosive simulators  

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A simulator which is chemically equivalent to an explosive, but is not detonable or explodable is disclosed. The simulator is a combination of an explosive material with an inert material, either in a matrix or as a coating, where the explosive has a high surface ratio but small volume ratio. The simulator has particular use in the training of explosives detecting dogs, calibrating analytical instruments which are sensitive to either vapor or elemental composition, or other applications where the hazards associated with explosives is undesirable but where chemical and/or elemental equivalence is required. The explosive simulants may be fabricated by different techniques. A first method involves the use of standard slurry coatings to produce a material with a very high binder to explosive ratio without masking the explosive vapor, and a second method involves coating inert substrates with thin layers of explosive. 11 figs.

Simpson, R.L.; Pruneda, C.O.

1997-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

237

Non-detonable and non-explosive explosive simulators  

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A simulator which is chemically equivalent to an explosive, but is not detonable or explodable. The simulator is a combination of an explosive material with an inert material, either in a matrix or as a coating, where the explosive has a high surface ratio but small volume ratio. The simulator has particular use in the training of explosives detecting dogs, calibrating analytical instruments which are sensitive to either vapor or elemental composition, or other applications where the hazards associated with explosives is undesirable but where chemical and/or elemental equivalence is required. The explosive simulants may be fabricated by different techniques. A first method involves the use of standard slurry coatings to produce a material with a very high binder to explosive ratio without masking the explosive vapor, and a second method involves coating inert substrates with thin layers of explosive.

Simpson, Randall L. (Livermore, CA); Pruneda, Cesar O. (Livermore, CA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Prospective detection of preclinical lung cancer: results from two studies of heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein A2/B1 overexpression.  

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...hnRNP, heterogeneous nuclear ribonucle-oprotein...Hamamatsu Photonic Systems, Japan) was established using...Matsushita Co., Osaka, Japan). Inter-pretations...Disc Subtract Binary Nuclear Mask from Cytoplasm...studies will have 90% power to recognize detection...

M S Tockman; J L Mulshine; S Piantadosi; Y S Erozan; P K Gupta; J C Ruckdeschel; P R Taylor; T Zhukov; W H Zhou; Y L Qiao; and S X Yao

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Transition to longitudinal instability of detonation waves is generically associated with Hopf bifurcation to  

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Transition to longitudinal instability of detonation waves is generically associated with Hopf We show that transition to longitudinal instability of strong detonation solu- tions of reactive detonations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.5 Structure of the equations

Texier, Benjamin - Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, Université Paris 7

240

Parallel Algorithm for Detonation Wave Simulation P. Ravindran and F. K. Lu  

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Parallel Algorithm for Detonation Wave Simulation P. Ravindran and F. K. Lu Aerodynamics Research solution of a propagating detonation wavefront is developed. The emphasis is placed on reduction of compu. 1 Introduction Detonation phenomena have been systematically examined theoretically, experimentally

Texas at Arlington, University of

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241

Hydrodynamic detonation instability in electroweak and QCD phase transitions  

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The hydrodynamic stability of deflagration and detonation bubbles for a first order electroweak and QCD phase transition has been discussed recently with the suggestion that detonations are stable. We examine here the case of a detonation more carefully. We find that in front of the bubble wall perturbations do not grow with time, but behind the wall modes exist which grow exponentially. We briefly discuss the possible meaning of this instability.

Mark Abney

1994-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

242

Using Detonation Nanodiamond for the Specific Capture of Glycoproteins  

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Using Detonation Nanodiamond for the Specific Capture of Glycoproteins ... We demonstrate here the functionalization of detonation nanodiamond (ND) with aminophenylboronic acid (APBA) for the purpose of targeting the selective capture of glycoproteins from unfractionated protein mixtures. ... (1-4) In addition, a gene expression study carried out has confirmed the innate biocompatibility of ND.(5) These results are exciting because ND can now be produced in ton quantities by a breakthrough in detonation synthesis, allowing the enabling of many engineering applications. ...

Weng Siang Yeap; Yee Ying Tan; Kian Ping Loh

2008-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

243

Developing Novel Approaches to Tamper & Intrusion Detection - Nuclear  

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Developing Novel Approaches to Developing Novel Approaches to Tamper & Intrusion Detection VAT Projects Introducing the VAT Adversarial Vulnerability Assessments Safety Tags & Product Counterfeiting Election Security Spoofing GPS Defeating Existing Tamper-Indicating Seals Specialty Field Tools & Sampling Tools Tamper & Intrusion Detection Rapid Sampling from Sealed Containers Demo video Insider Threat Mitigation Drug Testing Security Microprocessor Prototypes The Journal of Physical Security Vulnerability Assessments Vulnerability Assessments Insanely Fast µProcessor Shop Insanely Fast µProcessor Shop Seals About Seals Applications of Seals Common Myths about Tamper Indicating Seals Definitions Findings and Lessons Learned New Seals Types of Seals Seals References Selected VAT Papers Selected VAT Papers

244

Characterizing detonator output using dynamic witness plates  

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A sub-microsecond, time-resolved micro-particle-image velocimetry (PIV) system is developed to investigate the output of explosive detonators. Detonator output is directed into a transparent solid that serves as a dynamic witness plate and instantaneous shock and material velocities are measured in a two-dimensional plane cutting through the shock wave as it propagates through the solid. For the case of unloaded initiators (e.g. exploding bridge wires, exploding foil initiators, etc.) the witness plate serves as a surrogate for the explosive material that would normally be detonated. The velocity-field measurements quantify the velocity of the shocked material and visualize the geometry of the shocked region. Furthermore, the time-evolution of the velocity-field can be measured at intervals as small as 10 ns using the PIV system. Current experimental results of unloaded exploding bridge wire output in polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) witness plates demonstrate 20 MHz velocity-field sampling just 300 ns after initiation of the wire.

Murphy, Michael John [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Adrian, Ronald J [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

First time nuclear material detection by one short-pulse-laser-driven  

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Articles » Articles » First time nuclear material detection by one short-pulse-laser-driven neutron source First time nuclear material detection by one short-pulse-laser-driven neutron source The results obtained are the first experimental demonstration of active interrogation of nuclear material by a short pulse laser driven neutron source. April 3, 2013 TRIDENT pulse The results obtained are the first experimental demonstration of active interrogation of nuclear material by a short pulse laser driven neutron source. Contact James Rickman Communications Specialist (505) 665-9203 Email A single shot interrogation of the depleted uranium sample, showed a clear signal from the delayed neutrons in the detector with uranium, compared with the background, and with the typical time behavior of delayed

246

Resonant detection of axion mediated forces with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance  

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We describe a method based on precision magnetometry that can extend the search for axion-mediated spin-dependent forces by several orders of magnitude. By combining techniques used in nuclear magnetic resonance and short-distance tests of gravity, our approach can substantially improve upon current experimental limits set by astrophysics, and probe deep into the theoretically interesting regime for the Peccei-Quinn (PQ) axion. Our method is sensitive to PQ axion decay constants between 10^9 and 10^12 GeV or axion masses between 10^-6 and 10^-3 eV, independent of the cosmic axion abundance.

Asimina Arvanitaki; Andrew A. Geraci

2014-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

247

Critical deflagration waves that lead to the onset of detonation.  

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??The conditions that are required for DDT are studied in the present thesis by focusing on the final phase of the onset of detonation. A… (more)

Chao, Jenny C., 1976-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Transient heat transfer properties in a pulse detonation combustor .  

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??The heat transfer along the axis of a pulse detonation combustor has been characterized for various frequencies and fill fractions at 2.5 atmospheres of pressure… (more)

Fontenot, Dion G.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Investigating the fundamentals of liquid-fuelled pulse detonation engines.  

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??The shock tube test programme has shown that detonation initiation is achievable for gaseous fuel-air mixtures with a reflected shock. The presence of a shaped… (more)

Majithia, Ashish.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Detonation shock dynamics calibration for non-ideal HE: ANFO  

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Linear D{sub n}-{kappa} detonation shock dynamics (DSD) filling forms are obtained for four ammonium nitrate-fuel oil (ANFO) mixtures involving variations in the ammonium nitrate prill properties and ANFO stoichiometries. The detonation of ammonium nitrate-fuel oil (ANFO) mixtures is considered to be highly nonideal involving long reaction zones ({approx} several cms), low detonation energies and large failure diameters ({approx} 10s-100s cms). A number of experimental programs have been undertaken to understand ANFO detonation properties as a function of the AN properties [1]-[7]. Given the highly heterogeneous nature of ANFO mixtures (typical high explosive (HE) grade AN prills are porous with a range of diameters) a predictive reactive flow simulation of ANFO detonation will present significant challenges. At Los Alamos, a simulation capability has been developed for predicting the propagation of detonation in non-ideal HE and the work conducted on surrounding materials via a combination of a detonation shock dynamics (DSD) approach and a modified programmed burn method known as the pseudo-reaction-zone (or PRZ) method that accounts for the long detonation reaction zone. In the following, linear D{sub n}-{kappa} DSD fitting forms are obtained for four ammonium nitrate-fuel oil mixtures involving variation in the ammonium nitrate prill properties and ANFO stoichiometries. A detonation shock dynamics calibration for ANFO consisting of regular porous HE grade AN in a 94/6 wt.% AN to FO mix has been obtained in [7].

Short, Mark [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Salyer, Terry R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Aslam, Tariq D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kiyanda, Charles B [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Morris, John S [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Zimmerley, Tony [NEW MEXICO TECH

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Photographic study of the structure of irregular detonation waves.  

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??Detonation waves in gaseous reactive mixtures have been known to exhibit multidimensional structure since the 1950's. The interaction of shocks and presence of unsteady triple… (more)

Kiyanda, Charles Basenga.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

From detonation to diapers: Los Alamos computer codes at core...  

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From detonation to diapers Los Alamos computer codes at core of advanced manufacturing tools The computer codes used for predictive fluid modeling are part of the Los Alamos...

253

LabVIEW internal combustion engine detonation frequency analysis.  

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??The project discussed herein is to develop the hardware and software necessary to identify the detonation frequency of a BMW S14 internal combustion engine. This… (more)

McClain, Kevin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Investigation of transient plasma ignition for a Pulse Detonation Engine .  

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??Elimination or reduction of auxiliary oxygen use in Pulse Detonation Engines (PDEs) is necessary if the technology is to compete with existing Ramjet systems. This… (more)

Rodriguez, Joel.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

THE DETONATION MECHANISM OF THE PULSATIONALLY ASSISTED GRAVITATIONALLY CONFINED DETONATION MODEL OF Type Ia SUPERNOVAE  

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We describe the detonation mechanism composing the 'pulsationally assisted' gravitationally confined detonation (GCD) model of Type Ia supernovae. This model is analogous to the previous GCD model reported in Jordan et al.; however, the chosen initial conditions produce a substantively different detonation mechanism, resulting from a larger energy release during the deflagration phase. The resulting final kinetic energy and {sup 56}Ni yields conform better to observational values than is the case for the 'classical' GCD models. In the present class of models, the ignition of a deflagration phase leads to a rising, burning plume of ash. The ash breaks out of the surface of the white dwarf, flows laterally around the star, and converges on the collision region at the antipodal point from where it broke out. The amount of energy released during the deflagration phase is enough to cause the star to rapidly expand, so that when the ash reaches the antipodal point, the surface density is too low to initiate a detonation. Instead, as the ash flows into the collision region (while mixing with surface fuel), the star reaches its maximally expanded state and then contracts. The stellar contraction acts to increase the density of the star, including the density in the collision region. This both raises the temperature and density of the fuel-ash mixture in the collision region and ultimately leads to thermodynamic conditions that are necessary for the Zel'dovich gradient mechanism to produce a detonation. We demonstrate feasibility of this scenario with three three-dimensional (3D), full star simulations of this model using the FLASH code. We characterized the simulations by the energy released during the deflagration phase, which ranged from 38% to 78% of the white dwarf's binding energy. We show that the necessary conditions for detonation are achieved in all three of the models.

Jordan, G. C. IV; Graziani, C.; Weide, K.; Norris, J.; Hudson, R.; Lamb, D. Q. [Flash Center for Computational Science, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Fisher, R. T. [Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth, MA 02740 (United States); Townsley, D. M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 (United States); Meakin, C. [Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Reid, L. B. [NTEC Environmental Technology, Subiaco WA 6008 (Australia)

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Detonation probabilities of high explosives  

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The probability of a high explosive violent reaction (HEVR) following various events is an extremely important aspect of estimating accident-sequence frequency for nuclear weapons dismantlement. In this paper, we describe the development of response curves for insults to PBX 9404, a conventional high-performance explosive used in US weapons. The insults during dismantlement include drops of high explosive (HE), strikes of tools and components on HE, and abrasion of the explosive. In the case of drops, we combine available test data on HEVRs and the results of flooring certification tests to estimate the HEVR probability. For other insults, it was necessary to use expert opinion. We describe the expert solicitation process and the methods used to consolidate the responses. The HEVR probabilities obtained from both approaches are compared.

Eisenhawer, S.W.; Bott, T.F.; Bement, T.R.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

High order finite difference methods with subcell resolution for stiff multispecies detonation capturing  

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High order finite difference methods with subcell resolution for stiff multispecies detonation words: stiff reaction term, shock capturing, detonation, WENO, ENO subcell resolution, multispecies

Shu, Chi-Wang

258

Explanation of the Colossal Detonation Sensitivity of Silicon Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate (Si-PETN) Explosive  

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Explanation of the Colossal Detonation Sensitivity of Silicon Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate (Si fulminate and far more sensitive than PETN. Although detonation sensitivity is an extremely important issue

Goddard III, William A.

259

Covert plant detection - Excerpt from Nuclear Engineering International (Nov. 2007)  

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NOVEMBER 2007 NOVEMBER 2007 I N T E R N A T I O N A L 6 www.neimagazine.com [ .ol52 No 640 November 2007 CONTENTS b . . - . 4 First full COL application; Scotland rejects new build; EPR state aid ruling; GNEP swells; U S risk ' urance conditional agreement - . - - - - -- - -- - - s I N T E R N A T I O N A L I COMPANY NEWS 6 The latest company news and contract results Editor: COMMENT > . 12 Developing nations must take the lead on new Editorial Assistants: Tracey Honney Elaine Sneath nuclear build 14 AECL has optimised instrumentation for its ACR-1000 reactor I Group Advertisement Mana Scott Calvin European Sales Executive: Journal Secretary: ' - I . i RADIATION MONITORING & ALARA . % * - 17 lonising radiation for medical diagnosis contributes 90% of the total exposure of the UK population to

260

Advance Detonation in a Tubular Charge of Explosive  

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... sleeves of 'Cellophane' J in. and 1J in. in diameter, the velocity of detonation in the tube wall is greater than the velocity in a solid cylinder by 47 ... Fig. 1 may be given (film writing-speed 352 m./sec.). Three detonation waves, indicated as A, B and C in the diagram, can be distinguished ...

D. W. WOODHEAD

1959-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Relativistic detonation waves and bubble growth in false vacuum decay  

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After reviewing the current understanding of relativistic shock waves, a detailed analysis of relativistic detonation waves is presented. It is proposed that the motion of a detonation wave is analogous to the growth of a bubble nucleated during false vacuum decay at finite temperatures. Some possible applications of these results to cosmology are discussed.

Paul Joseph Steinhardt

1982-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

262

Numerical modelling of shock waves and detonation in complex geometries  

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Cumulation of shock snd detonation waves was considered. Computations were carried out by use of second-order central-difference scheme. Cumulation of waves in cone region with scales of 1 meter was studied. Pictures of flow in shock and detonation waves during different time moments were obtained as well as time dependences and maximum pressures for different corner angles.

Nevmerzhitskiy, Y V

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Low-Order Detonation in Solid High Explosives  

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... of Jones and Mitchell reporting the existence of a specific stable ‘low' velocity of detonation in the case of crystalline or granulated T.N.T. is of considerable interest ... by variation in casting technique and alteration in the rate of charge cooling. Velocities of detonation were measured over 30-cm. intervals by the Dautriche method With cali-A brated ...

T. C. TRANTER

1948-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

264

Suppressed Light Emission of the Reaction Zone in Detonation  

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... In detonation with high velocity the original surface of the explosive is luminous due to the emission ... sharply defined surfaces with different light intensities. Sometimes dark coherent sections appear. In transmitting detonation through water between two coaxial cylindrical charges with plane ends, the receptor charge has ...

C. H. JOHANSSON; L. STERNHOFF

1959-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

265

Summary Report for the Radiation Detection for Nuclear Security Summer School 2014  

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Executive Summary The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) hosted students from across the United States at the 3rd Radiation Detection for Nuclear Security Summer School from 16 – 27 June 2014. The summer school provided students with a unique understanding of nuclear security challenges faced in the field and exposed them to the technical foundations, analyses, and insight that will be required by future leaders in technology development and implementation. The course heavily emphasized laboratory and field demonstrations including direct measurements of special nuclear material. Student evaluations and feedback from student advisors indicates that the summer school achieved its objectives of 1) exposing students to the range of nuclear security applications for which radiation detection is necessary, 2) articulating the relevance of student research into the broader context, and 3) exciting students about the possibility of future careers in nuclear security. In fact, we are beginning to see previous students both enroll in graduate programs (former undergraduates) and complete internships at agencies like the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Runkle, Robert C.; Baciak, James E.; Woodring, Mitchell L.; Jenno, Diana M.

2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

266

Optically detected nuclear quadrupolar interaction of 14N in nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond  

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We report sensitive detection of the nuclear quadrupolar interaction of the 14N nuclear spin of the nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center using the electron spin echo envelope modulation technique. We applied a weak transverse magnetic field to the spin system so that certain forbidden transitions became weakly allowed due to second-order effects involving the nonsecular terms of the hyperfine interaction. The weak transitions cause modulation of the electron spin-echo signal, and a theoretical analysis suggests that the modulation frequency is primarily determined by the nuclear quadrupolar frequency; numerical simulations confirm the analytical results and show excellent quantitative agreement with experiments. This is an experimentally simple method of detecting quadrupolar interactions, and it can be used to study spin systems with an energy structure similar to that of the nitrogen vacancy center.

Chang S. Shin; Mark C. Butler; Hai-Jing Wang; Claudia E. Avalos; Scott J. Seltzer; Ren-Bao Liu; Alexander Pines; Vikram S. Bajaj

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Effect of prill structure on detonation performance of ANFO  

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While the effects of charge diameter, fuel mix ratio, and temperature on ANFO detonation performance are substantial, the effects of prill type are considerable as well as tailorable. Engineered AN prills provide a means to improve overall performance, primarily by changing the material microstructure through the addition of features designed to enhance hot spot action. To examine the effects of prill type (along with fuel mix ratio and charge diameter) on detonation performance, a series of precision, large-scale, ANFO front-curvature rate-stick tests was performed. Each shot used standard No. 2 diesel for the fuel oil and was essentially unconfined with cardboard confinement. Detonation velocities and front curvatures were measured while actively maintaining consistent shot temperatures. Based on the experimental results, DSD calibrations were performed to model the detonation performance over a range of conditions, and the overall effects of prill microstructure were examined and correlated with detonation performance.

Salyer, Terry R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Short, Mark [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kiyanda, Charles B [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Morris, John S [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Zimmerly, Tony [EMRTC NMT

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Detonation of nanosized explosive: New mechanistic model for nanodiamond formation  

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Abstract While nanodiamonds are synthesized by detonation of microstructured explosives since 50 years ago, we developed a novel approach to synthesize these particles by using nanostructured explosives. This new synthesis method leads to novel results not only in the control of the size, but also in the understanding of the nanodiamond synthesis and the detonation mechanisms. The use of explosive particles with size down to 40 nm results in the formation of detonation nanodiamonds with a mean size of 2.8 nm. In the light of these experiments, a model based on the size of the material involved during the detonation process has been developed to explain the size of the obtained nanodiamond. According to hypotheses based on the number of the nanodiamond nucleation sites, the experimental results are in favor of a decrease in the size of the nanodiamonds formed when the size of the explosive particles used during detonation is decreased.

V. Pichot; M. Comet; B. Risse; D. Spitzer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Detonation engine fed by acetylene–oxygen mixture  

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Abstract The advantages of a constant volume combustion cycle as compared to constant pressure combustion in terms of thermodynamic efficiency has focused the search for advanced propulsion on detonation engines. Detonation of acetylene mixed with oxygen in various proportions is studied using mathematical modeling. Simplified kinetics of acetylene burning includes 11 reactions with 9 components. Deflagration to detonation transition (DDT) is obtained in a cylindrical tube with a section of obstacles modeling a Shchelkin spiral; the DDT takes place in this section for a wide range of initial mixture compositions. A modified ka-omega turbulence model is used to simulate flame acceleration in the Shchelkin spiral section of the system. The results of numerical simulations were compared with experiments, which had been performed in the same size detonation chamber and turbulent spiral ring section, and with theoretical data on the Chapman–Jouguet detonation parameters.

N.N. Smirnov; V.B. Betelin; V.F. Nikitin; Yu.G. Phylippov; Jaye Koo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring In-Situ Mdf Velocity Of Detonation  

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A system for determining the velocity of detonation of a mild detonation fuse mounted on the surface of a device includes placing the device in a predetermined position with respect to an apparatus that carries a couple of sensors that sense the passage of a detonation wave at first and second spaced locations along the fuse. The sensors operate a timer and the time and distance between the locations is used to determine the velocity of detonation. The sensors are preferably electrical contacts that are held spaced from but close to the fuse such that expansion of the fuse caused by detonation causes the fuse to touch the contact, causing an electrical signal to actuate the timer.

Horine, Frank M. (Albuquerque, NM); James, Jr., Forrest B. (Albuquerque, NM)

2005-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

271

Cost-Sensitive Classification Methods for the Detection of Smuggled Nuclear Material in Cargo Containers  

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of the container, much like the radiation portal monitors currently in place [24]. For a localized source placed in the center of the cargo container, the near- est detector will be approximately 4 ft away and radiation may have to pass through a significant... with the cargo. This introduces a significant statistical variation to our measurement data, as will be shown in Ch. VI. 4 I.1.3 Current Detection Methods There are several detection systems currently in use to detect nuclear material ? fixed radiation portal...

Webster, Jennifer B

2013-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon Detonation and Shock-Triggered Helium Burning in Neutron Star Superbursts  

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The strong degeneracy of the 12C ignition layer on an accreting neutron star results in a hydrodynamic thermonuclear runaway, in which the nuclear heating time becomes shorter than the local dynamical time. We model the resulting combustion wave during these superbursts as an upward propagating detonation. We solve the reactive fluid flow and show that the detonation propagates through the deepest layers of fuel and drives a shock wave that steepens as it travels upward into lower density material. The shock is sufficiently strong upon reaching the freshly accreted H/He layer that it triggers unstable 4He burning if the superburst occurs during the latter half of the regular Type I bursting cycle; this is likely the origin of the bright Type I precursor bursts observed at the onset of superbursts. The cooling of the outermost shock-heated layers produces a bright, ~0.1s, flash that precedes the Type I burst by a few seconds; this may be the origin of the spike seen at the burst onset in 4U 1820-30 and 4U 1636-54, the only two bursts observed with RXTE at high time resolution. The dominant products of the 12C detonation are 28Si, 32S, and 36Ar. Gupta et al. showed that a crust composed of such intermediate mass elements has a larger heat flux than one composed of iron-peak elements and helps bring the superburst ignition depth into better agreement with values inferred from observations.

Nevin N. Weinberg; Lars Bildsten

2007-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

273

Flame Evolution During Type Ia Supernovae and the Deflagration Phase in the Gravitationally Confined Detonation Scenario  

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We develop an improved method for tracking the nuclear flame during the deflagration phase of a Type Ia supernova, and apply it to study the variation in outcomes expected from the gravitationally confined detonation (GCD) paradigm. A simplified 3-stage burning model and a non-static ash state are integrated with an artificially thickened advection-diffusion-reaction (ADR) flame front in order to provide an accurate but highly efficient representation of the energy release and electron capture in and after the unresolvable flame. We demonstrate that both our ADR and energy release methods do not generate significant acoustic noise, as has been a problem with previous ADR-based schemes. We proceed to model aspects of the deflagration, particularly the role of buoyancy of the hot ash, and find that our methods are reasonably well-behaved with respect to numerical resolution. We show that if a detonation occurs in material swept up by the material ejected by the first rising bubble but gravitationally confined to the white dwarf (WD) surface (the GCD paradigm), the density structure of the WD at detonation is systematically correlated with the distance of the deflagration ignition point from the center of the star. Coupled to a suitably stochastic ignition process, this correlation may provide a plausible explanation for the variety of nickel masses seen in Type Ia Supernovae.

D. M. Townsley; A. C. Calder; S. M. Asida; I. R. Seitenzahl; F. Peng; N. Vladimirova; D. Q. Lamb; J. W. Truran

2007-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon Detonation and Shock-Triggered Helium Burning in Neutron Star Superbursts  

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The strong degeneracy of the 12C ignition layer on an accreting neutron star results in a hydrodynamic thermonuclear runaway, in which the nuclear heating time becomes shorter than the local dynamical time. We model the resulting combustion wave during these superbursts as an upward-propagating detonation. We solve the reactive fluid flow and show that the detonation propagates through the deepest layers of fuel and drives a shock wave that steepens as it travels upward into lower density material. The shock is sufficiently strong on reaching the freshly accreted H/He layer that it triggers unstable 4He burning if the superburst occurs during the latter half of the regular type I bursting cycle; this is likely the origin of the bright type I precursor bursts observed at the onset of superbursts. The cooling of the outermost shock-heated layers produces a bright, ?0.1 s, flash that precedes the type I burst by a few seconds; this may be the origin of the spike seen at the burst onset in 4U 1820-30 and 4U 1636-54, the only two bursts observed with RXTE at high time resolution. The dominant products of the 12C detonation are 28Si, 32S, and 36Ar. Gupta et al. showed that a crust composed of such intermediate-mass elements has a larger heat flux than one composed of iron-peak elements and helps bring the superburst ignition depth into better agreement with values inferred from observations.

Nevin N. Weinberg; Lars Bildsten

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program  

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This Order provides requirements and responsibilities to prevent unintended/unauthorized detonation and deliberate unauthorized use of nuclear explosives. Cancels DOE O 452.1. Canceled by DOE O 452.1B.

1997-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

This Order provides requirements and responsibilities to prevent unintended/unauthorized detonation and deliberate unauthorized use of nuclear explosives. Cancels DOE O 452.1A. Canceled by DOE O 452.1C.

2001-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

277

Spark-safe low-voltage detonator  

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A column of explosive in a low-voltage detonator which makes it spark-safe ncludes an organic secondary explosive charge of HMX in the form of a thin pad disposed in a bore of a housing of the detonator in an ignition region of the explosive column and adjacent to an electrical ignition device at one end of the bore. The pad of secondary charge has an axial thickness within the range of twenty to thirty percent of its diameter. The explosive column also includes a first explosive charge of CP disposed in the housing bore in the ignition region of the explosive column next to the secondary charge pad on a side opposite from the ignition device. The first CP charge is loaded under sufficient pressure, 25 to 40 kpsi, to provide mechanical confinement of the pad of secondary charge and physical coupling thereof with the ignition device. The explosive column further includes a second explosive charge of CP disposed in the housing bore in a transition region of the explosive column next to the first CP charge on a side opposite from the pad of secondary charge. The second CP charge is loaded under sufficient pressure, about 10 kpsi, to allow occurrence of DDT. The first explosive CP charge has an axial thickness within the range of twenty to thirty percent of its diameter, whereas the second explosive CP charge contains a series of increments (nominally 4) each of which has an axial thickness-to-diameter ratio of one to two.

Lieberman, Morton L. (Albuquerque, NM)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bonfire-safe low-voltage detonator  

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A column of explosive in a low-voltage detonator which makes it bonfire-safe includes a first layer of an explosive charge of CP, or a primary explosive, and a second layer of a secondary organic explosive charge, such as PETN, which has a degradation temperature lower than the autoignition temperature of the CP or primary explosives. The first layer is composed of a pair of increments disposed in a bore of a housing of the detonator in an ignition region of the explosive column and adjacent to and in contact with an electrical ignition device at one end of the bore. The second layer is composed of a plurality of increments disposed in the housing bore in a transition region of the explosive column next to and in contact with the first layer on a side opposite from the ignition device. The first layer is loaded under a sufficient high pressure, 25 to 40 kpsi, to achieve ignition, whereas the second layer is loaded under a sufficient low pressure, about 10 kpsi, to allow occurrence of DDT. Each increment of the first and second layers has an axial length-to-diameter ratio of one-half.

Lieberman, Morton L. (Albuquerque, NM)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Numerical Simulation of H2/Air Detonation Using Detailed  

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- 1 - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Numerical Simulation of H2/Air Detonation of detonation, and 3-D computation of detonation propagating in a tube with a spiral obstacle was conducted. Introduction A detonation is a shock wave sustained by the energy released by combustion. The typical case

Löhner, Rainald

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Introduction: Perspectives on Detonation-Based Propulsion DOI: 10.2514/1.26953  

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Introduction: Perspectives on Detonation-Based Propulsion DOI: 10.2514/1.26953 DETONATION, a shock, is one of the most rapid chemical energy release processes in nature. For self-sustained detonations. These rapid speeds are attained because the major mechanism of energy transport in a detonation is acoustic

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Performance Enhancements on a Pulsed Detonation Engine J.M. Meyers*, F.K. Lu  

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1 Performance Enhancements on a Pulsed Detonation Engine J.M. Meyers*, F.K. Lu , D.R. Wilson University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas 76019 A major problem applying detonations into aero-propulsive devices is the transition of deflagration and weak detonation into CJ detonation. The longer

Texas at Arlington, University of

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ANALYSIS OF DETONATION STATES WHEN SHOCKING TWO-PHASE REACTIVE SOLIDS*  

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' ANALYSIS OF DETONATION STATES WHEN SHOCKING TWO-PHASE REACTIVE SOLIDS* J. M. Powers, D. S the hypothesis that observed deviations from Chapman-Jouguet detonation states inporous solid propellants for a minimum detonation wave speed analogous to a Chapman-Jouguet detonation for a single phase is given

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Preliminary Design of a Pulsed Detonation Based Combined Cycle Engine Ramakanth Munipalli*  

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1 Preliminary Design of a Pulsed Detonation Based Combined Cycle Engine Ramakanth Munipalli combined cycle engine using periodic detonation waves are presented here. Four modes of operation are used detonation rocket for take off to moderate supersonic Mach numbers (2) A pulsed normal detonation wave mode

Texas at Arlington, University of

284

The random projection method for sti detonation Weizhu Bao and Shi Jin y  

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The random projection method for sti detonation waves Weizhu Bao and Shi Jin y School a simple and robust random projection method for underresolved numerical simulation of sti detonation waves the interactions of detonations. Extensive numerical experiments, including interaction of detonation waves

Jin, Shi

285

THE RANDOM PROJECTION METHOD FOR STIFF DETONATION WEIZHU BAO AND SHI JIN  

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THE RANDOM PROJECTION METHOD FOR STIFF DETONATION CAPTURING WEIZHU BAO AND SHI JIN SIAM J. SCI of stiff detonation waves in chemically reacting flows. This method is based on the random projection the interactions of detonations. Extensive nu- merical experiments, including interaction of detonation waves

Bao, Weizhu

286

Development of a chemical microthruster based on pulsed detonation  

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The development of a microthruster based on gaseous pulsed detonation is presented in this study. The feasibility of cyclic valveless pulsed detonation at frequencies over 100 Hz is first experimentally investigated in a microchannel with 1 mm ? 0.6 mm rectangular cross-section. Highly reactive ethylene/oxygen mixtures are utilized to reduce the time and distance required for the reaction wave to run up to detonation in a smooth channel. High-speed visualizations have shown that the reaction waves reach detonative state through highly repeatable flame acceleration and deflagration-to-detonation transition processes in the channel. The validated concepts are implemented for the development of an integrated pulsed detonation microthruster. The microthruster was fabricated using low temperature co-fired ceramic tape technology. The volume of the reaction channel in the microthruster was 58 mm3. Spark electrodes and ion probes were embedded in the ceramic microthruster. The channel and via holes were fabricated using laser cutting techniques. Ion probe measurements showed that the reaction wave propagated at velocities larger than 2000 m s?1 before reaching the channel exit. The pulsed detonation microthruster has been successfully operated at frequencies as high as 200 Hz.

Ming-Hsun Wu; Tsung-Hsun Lu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

RESPONSE OF ALUMINUM SPHERES IN SITU TO DETONATION  

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Time sequence x-ray imaging was utilized to determine the response of aluminum spheres embedded in a detonating high-explosive cylinder. The size of these spheres ranged from 3/8-inch to 1/32-inch in diameter. These experiments directly observed the response of the spheres as a function of time after interaction with the detonation wave. As the spheres are entrained in the post-detonation flow field, they are accelerating and their velocity profile is complicated, but can be determined from the radiography. Using the aluminum spheres as tracers, radial velocities of order 1.6 mm/us and horizontal velocities of order 0.08 mm/us were measured at early times post detonation. In terms of response, these data show that the largest sphere deforms and fractures post detonation. The intermediate size spheres suffer negligible deformation, but appear to ablate post detonation. Post detonation, the smallest spheres either react, mechanically disintegrate, atomize as a liquid or some combination of these.

Molitoris, J D; Garza, R G; Tringe, J W; Batteux, J D; Wong, B M; Villafana, R J; Cracchiola, B A; Forbes, J W

2010-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear spin conversion of water inside fullerene cages detected by low-temperature nuclear magnetic resonance  

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The water-endofullerene H{sub 2}O@C{sub 60} provides a unique chemical system in which freely rotating water molecules are confined inside homogeneous and symmetrical carbon cages. The spin conversion between the ortho and para species of the endohedral H{sub 2}O was studied in the solid phase by low-temperature nuclear magnetic resonance. The experimental data are consistent with a second-order kinetics, indicating a bimolecular spin conversion process. Numerical simulations suggest the simultaneous presence of a spin diffusion process allowing neighbouring ortho and para molecules to exchange their angular momenta. Cross-polarization experiments found no evidence that the spin conversion of the endohedral H{sub 2}O molecules is catalysed by {sup 13}C nuclei present in the cages.

Mamone, Salvatore, E-mail: s.mamone@soton.ac.uk; Concistrè, Maria; Carignani, Elisa; Meier, Benno; Krachmalnicoff, Andrea; Johannessen, Ole G.; Denning, Mark; Carravetta, Marina; Whitby, Richard J.; Levitt, Malcolm H., E-mail: mhl@soton.ac.uk [School of Chemistry, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ (United Kingdom); Lei, Xuegong; Li, Yongjun [Department of Chemistry, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States)] [Department of Chemistry, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States); Goh, Kelvin; Horsewill, Anthony J. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD (United Kingdom)] [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD (United Kingdom)

2014-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

All nuclear explosives and nuclear explosive operations require special safety, security, and use control consideration because of the potentially unacceptable consequences of an accident or unauthorized act; therefore, a Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety (NEWS) Program is established to prevent unintended/unauthorized detonation and deliberate unauthorized use of nuclear explosives.

2015-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Geometry-specific scaling of detonation parameters from front curvature  

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It has previously been asserted that classical detonation curvature theory predicts that the critical diameter and the diameter-effect curve of a cylindrical high-explosive charge should scale with twice the thickness of an analogous two-dimensional explosive slab. The varied agreement of experimental results with this expectation have led some to question the ability of curvature-based concepts to predict detonation propagation in non-ideal explosives. This study addresses such claims by showing that the expected scaling relationship (hereafter referred to d = 2w) is not consistent with curvature-based Detonation Shock Dynamics (DSD) theory.

Jackson, Scott I [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Short, Mark [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2011-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Transition of combustion into detonation within a channel with the diameter less than the critical diameter of the existence of stationary detonation  

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An experimental investigation was carried out for transition of combustion into detonation of oxygen-hydrogen and hydrogen-air stoichiometric ... the critical diameter of the existence of stationary detonation in...

D. I. Baklanov; V. V. Golub; K. V. Ivanov; M. S. Krivokopytov

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Ultrafast Detonation of Hydrazoic Acid (HN3)  

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The fastest self-sustained chemical reactions in nature occur during detonation of energetic materials where reactions are thought to occur on nanosecond or longer time scales in carbon-containing materials. Here we perform the first atomistic simulation of an azide energetic material, HN3, from the beginning to the end of the chemical evolution and find that the time scale for complete decomposition is a mere 10 ps, orders of magnitude shorter than that of secondary explosives and approaching the fundamental limiting time scale for chemistry; i.e., vibrational time scale. We study several consequences of the short time scale including a state of vibrational disequilibrium induced by the fast transformations.

Evan J. Reed; Alejandro W. Rodriguez; M. Riad Manaa; Laurence E. Fried; Craig M. Tarver

2012-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

293

Detecting special nuclear materials in suspect containers using high-energy gamma rays emitted by fission products  

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A method and a system for detecting the presence of special nuclear materials in a suspect container. The system and its method include irradiating the suspect container with a beam of neutrons, so as to induce a thermal fission in a portion of the special nuclear materials, detecting the gamma rays that are emitted from the fission products formed by the thermal fission, to produce a detector signal, comparing the detector signal with a threshold value to form a comparison, and detecting the presence of the special nuclear materials using the comparison.

Norman, Eric B. (Oakland, CA); Prussin, Stanley G. (Kensington, CA)

2009-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Detecting special nuclear materials in suspect containers using high-energy gamma rays emitted by fission products  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and a system for detecting the presence of special nuclear materials in a suspect container. The system and its method include irradiating the suspect container with a beam of neutrons, so as to induce a thermal fission in a portion of the special nuclear materials, detecting the gamma rays that are emitted from the fission products formed by the thermal fission, to produce a detector signal, comparing the detector signal with a threshold value to form a comparison, and detecting the presence of the special nuclear materials using the comparison.

Norman, Eric B. (Oakland, CA); Prussin, Stanley G. (Kensington, CA)

2009-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

295

Detecting special nuclear materials in suspect containers using high-energy gamma rays emitted by fission products  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and a system for detecting the presence of special nuclear materials in a suspect container. The system and its method include irradiating the suspect container with a beam of neutrons, so as to induce a thermal fission in a portion of the special nuclear materials, detecting the gamma rays that are emitted from the fission products formed by the thermal fission, to produce a detector signal, comparing the detector signal with a threshold value to form a comparison, and detecting the presence of the special nuclear materials using the comparison.

Norman, Eric B [Oakland, CA; Prussin, Stanley G [Kensington, CA

2009-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

296

Quantitative Analysis of Reaction Front Geometry in Detonations  

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Quantitative Analysis of Reaction Front Geometry in Detonations F. Pintgen, and J.E. Shepherd Previous observations (Pintgen et al., 2003b, Pintgen, 2000) on the reaction zone struc- ture

Shepherd, Joe

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Effect of an axial electric field on detonation waves.  

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??The present thesis reports an investigation of the effects of an axial electric field (200V/cm – 8000V/cm) on the propagation of detonation waves in mixtures… (more)

Kamenskihs, Vsevolods

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Set-valued solutions for non-ideal detonation  

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The existence and structure of steady gaseous detonation propagating in a packed bed of solid inert particles are analyzed in the one-dimensional approximation by taking into consideration frictional and heat losses between the gas and the particles. A new formulation of the governing equations is introduced that eliminates the well-known difficulties with numerical integration across the sonic singularity in the reactive Euler equations. The new algorithm allows us to determine that the detonation solutions as the loss factors are varied have a set-valued nature at low detonation velocities when the sonic constraint disappears from the solutions. These set-valued solutions correspond to a continuous spectrum of the eigenvalue problem that determines the velocity of the detonation.

Semenko, Roman; Kasimov, Aslan; Ermolaev, Boris

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Ultrafast Detonation of Hydrazoic Acid (HN[subscript 3])  

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The fastest self-sustained chemical reactions in nature occur during detonation of energetic materials where reactions are thought to occur on nanosecond or longer time scales in carbon-containing materials. Here we perform ...

Rodriguez, Alejandro W.

300

Study of a Model Equation in Detonation Theory  

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Here we analyze properties of an equation that we previously proposed to model the dynamics of unstable detonation waves [A. R. Kasimov, L. M. Faria, and R. R. Rosales, Model for shock wave chaos, Phys. Rev. Lett., 110 ...

Faria, Luiz M.

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Frequency content of current pulses in slapper detonator bridges  

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DFT amplitudes are obtained for digital current pulse files. The frequency content of slapper detonator bridge current pulses is obtained. The frequencies are confined well within the passband of the CVR used to sample them.

Carpenter, K H

2006-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

302

Signatures of Delayed Detonation, Asymmetry, and Electron Capture in the Mid-Infrared Spectra of Supernovae 2003hv and 2005df  

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We present the first mid-infrared (5.2-15.2 micron) spectra of Type Ia supernovae (SNe 2003hv and 2005df). The detection of Ni emission in SN 2005df 135 days after the explosion provides direct observational evidence of high-density nuclear burning forming a significant amount of stable Ni in a Type Ia supernova. The observed emission line profiles in the SN 2005df spectrum indicate a chemically stratified ejecta structure. The SN 2005df Ar lines also exhibit a two-pronged emission profile implying that the Ar emission deviates significantly from spherical symmetry. The spectrum of SN 2003hv also shows signs of asymmetry, exhibiting blueshifted [Co III] which matches the blueshift of [Fe II] lines in nearly coeval NIR spectra. Finally, local thermodynamic equilibrium abundance estimates for the yield of radioactive 56Ni give ~0.5 Msun, for SN 2003hv, but only ~0.13-0.22 Msun for the apparently subluminous SN 2005df, supporting the notion that the luminosity of SNe Ia is primarily a function of the radioactive 56Ni yield. The chemically stratified ejecta structure observed in SN 2005df matches the predictions of delayed-detonation (DD) models, but is entirely incompatible with current three-dimensional deflagration models. Furthermore the degree that this layering persists to the innermost regions of the supernova is difficult to explain even in a DD scenario, where the innermost ejecta are still the product of deflagration burning. Thus, while these results are roughly consistent with a delayed detonation, it is clear that a key piece of physics is still missing from our understanding of the earliest phases of SN Ia explosions.

Christopher L. Gerardy; W. P. S. Meikle; Rubina Kotak; Peter Hoeflich; Duncan Farrah; Alexei V. Filippenko; Ryan J. Foley; Peter Lundqvist; Seppo Mattila; Monica Pozzo; Jesper Sollerman; Schuyler D. Van Dyk; J. Craig Wheeler

2007-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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FY05 LDRD Final Report Sensor Fusion for Regional Monitoring of Nuclear Materials with Ubiquitous Detection  

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The detection of the unconventional delivery of a nuclear weapon or the illicit transport of fissile materials is one of the most crucial, and difficult, challenges facing us today in national security. A wide array of radiation detectors are now being deployed domestically and internationally to address this problem. This initial deployment will be followed by radiation detection systems, composed of intelligent, networked devices intended to supplement the choke-point perimeter systems with more comprehensive broad-area, or regional coverage. Cataloging and fusing the data from these new detection systems will clearly be one of the most significant challenges in radiation-based security systems. We present here our results from our first 6 months of effort on this project. We anticipate the work will continue as part of the Predictive Knowledge System Strategic Initiative.

Labov, S E; Craig, W W

2006-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

304

On the influence of low initial pressure and detonation stochastic nature on Mach reflection of gaseous detonation waves  

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The two-dimensional, time-dependent and reactive Navier–Stokes equations were solved to obtain an insight into Mach reflection of gaseous detonation in a stoichiometric hydrogen-oxygen mixture diluted ... argon. ...

C. J. Wang; C. M. Guo

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cyclic deflagration-to-detonation transition in the flow-type combustion chamber of a pulse-detonation burner  

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The possibility of realization of a rapid cyclic deflagration-to-detonation transition (DDT) with a frequency of...DDT...? 20 ms after ignition. The results will be used in the development of a new type of indust...

S. M. Frolov; V. S. Aksenov; K. A. Avdeev…

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A dual neutron/gamma source for the Fissmat Inspection for Nuclear Detection (FIND) system.  

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Shielded special nuclear material (SNM) is very difficult to detect and new technologies are needed to clear alarms and verify the presence of SNM. High-energy photons and neutrons can be used to actively interrogate for heavily shielded SNM, such as highly enriched uranium (HEU), since neutrons can penetrate gamma-ray shielding and gamma-rays can penetrate neutron shielding. Both source particles then induce unique detectable signals from fission. In this LDRD, we explored a new type of interrogation source that uses low-energy proton- or deuteron-induced nuclear reactions to generate high fluxes of mono-energetic gammas or neutrons. Accelerator-based experiments, computational studies, and prototype source tests were performed to obtain a better understanding of (1) the flux requirements, (2) fission-induced signals, background, and interferences, and (3) operational performance of the source. The results of this research led to the development and testing of an axial-type gamma tube source and the design/construction of a high power coaxial-type gamma generator based on the {sup 11}B(p,{gamma}){sup 12}C nuclear reaction.

Doyle, Barney Lee (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); King, Michael; Rossi, Paolo (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); McDaniel, Floyd Del (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); Morse, Daniel Henry; Antolak, Arlyn J.; Provencio, Paula Polyak (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); Raber, Thomas N.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Approaches to Nuclear Proliferation Policy  

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...uranium, and HMX, a high explosive used in detonating nuclear warheads. The inspectors also found nucle-ar weapon parts, including...disintegrates, it will be impossible to keep nuclear control systems intact. The drastic condition of the post-Soviet econ-omies creates...

Joseph S. Nye Jr.

1992-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program - DOE Directives...  

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Surety (NEWS) Program, which was established to prevent unintendedunauthorized detonation and deliberate unauthorized use of nuclear explosives. o452.1E-Draft-8-5-14.pdf --...

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What's in the U.S. Nuclear Stockpile?  

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ballistic missiles. VIEW THIS ARTICLE PDF ICON PDF ICON IN THIS ISSUE Detonation: From the Bottom Up What's in the U.S. Nuclear Stockpile? U.K. Is Modernizing for...

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P-wave Spectra from Underground Nuclear Explosions  

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......three underground explosions at the Nevada Test Site and three earthquakes recorded...nuclear explosions detonated in Nevada (Jorum and Handley) and for a...spectra from two explosions at the Nevada Test Site (Jorum and Handley) and a presumed......

Peter Molnar

1971-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Uranium Enrichment Standards of the Y-12 Nuclear Detection and Sensor Testing Center  

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The Y-12 National Security Complex has recently fabricated and characterized a new series of metallic uranium standards for use in the Nuclear Detection and Sensor Testing Center (NDSTC). Ten uranium metal disks with enrichments varying from 0.2 to 93.2% {sup 235}U were designed to provide researchers access to a wide variety of measurement scenarios in a single testing venue. Special care was taken in the selection of the enrichments in order to closely bracket the definitions of reactor fuel at 4% {sup 235}U and that of highly enriched uranium (HEU) at 20% {sup 235}U. Each standard is well characterized using analytical chemistry as well as a series of gamma-ray spectrometry measurements. Gamma-ray spectra of these standards are being archived in a reference library for use by customers of the NDSTC. A software database tool has been created that allows for easier access and comparison of various spectra. Information provided through the database includes: raw count data (including background spectra), regions of interest (ROIs), and full width half maximum calculations. Input is being sought from the user community on future needs including enhancements to the spectral database and additional Uranium standards, shielding configurations and detector types. A related presentation are planned for the INMM 53rd Annual Meeting (Hull, et al.), which describe new uranium chemical compound standards and testing opportunities at Y-12 Nuclear Detection and Sensor Testing Center (NDSTC).

Cantrell, J.

2012-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

312

Facility for Shock and Detonation Wave Interaction with a Reactive Turbulent Field  

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as in scramjet combustors30 and as a mechanism for deflagration-to-detonation transition.31 The interaction

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313

Using ethanol for preparation of nanosized TiO2 by gaseous detonation  

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A method of preparing nanosized titanium dioxide by gaseous detonation by using ethanol, hydrogen, and oxygen as an explosion...

H. H. Yan; X. C. Huang; S. X. Xi

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

CALTECH ASCI TECHNICAL REPORT 135 Analysis of Numerical Simulations of Detonation Diffraction  

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CALTECH ASCI TECHNICAL REPORT 135 Analysis of Numerical Simulations of Detonation Diffraction M. Arienti and J.E.Shepherd #12;Analysis of Numerical Simulations of Detonation Diffraction Marco Arienti Abstract We investigate the problem of a self-sustaining detonation wave diffracting from a tube

Barr, Al

315

Detonation loading of tubes in the modified shear wave speed regime  

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Detonation loading of tubes in the modified shear wave speed regime T. Chao and J. E. Shepherd detonation loading in the modified shear wave speed regime. Strain gauges were used to determine the time and numerical simulations with explicit finite element computation treating the detonation as a traveling load

316

AlAA 95-2580 Experimental Investigation of Pulse Detonation  

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AlAA 95-2580 Experimental Investigation of Pulse Detonation Wave Phenomenon as Related DETONATION WAVE PHENOMENON AS RELATED TO PROPULSION APPLICATION* Steven B. Stanley?, Karl R. Burgef ABSTRACT The subject of this paper is the experimental study of detonation wave phenomenon as related

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317

Experimental Study on Transmission of an Overdriven Detonation Wave Across a Mixture  

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Experimental Study on Transmission of an Overdriven Detonation Wave Across a Mixture J. Li1 , K a strong overdriven state in a weaker mixture by propagating an overdriven detonation wave via a deflagration-to-detonation transition (DDT) process. First, preliminary experiments with a propane

Texas at Arlington, University of

318

THE PROTOTYPE OF RECORDING SYSTEM FOR SHOCK AND DETONATION WAVE INVESTIGATION WITH APPLICATION OF  

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THE PROTOTYPE OF RECORDING SYSTEM FOR SHOCK AND DETONATION WAVE INVESTIGATION WITH APPLICATION of the prototype of multichannel recording system for shock-wave and detonation processes investigations (first of all, shock-wave and detonation ones) [1, 2]. A prototype of recording system [3], providing

Fedotov, Mikhail G.

319

Highly Shocked Polymer Bonded Explosives at a Nonplanar Interface: Hot-Spot Formation Leading to Detonation  

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to Detonation Qi An, William A. Goddard III,* Sergey V. Zybin, Andres Jaramillo-Botero, and Tingting Zhou the ReaxFF reactive force field to examine shock-induced hot-spot formation followed by detonation and pressure in the hot-spot region, until detonation. By contrast, the first step for PETN is NO2 release

Goddard III, William A.

320

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Application of Pulsed Detonation Engine for Electric Power  

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 Application of Pulsed Detonation Engine of testing. In subsequent tests with the PDE, detonations were observed for H2-O2 mixtures, but H2-Air mixtures failed to detonate. Nomenclature ac = alternating current atm = atmosphere C-J = Chapman

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Numerical simulation of detonation processes in a variable cross-section chamber  

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Numerical simulation of detonation processes in a variable cross-section chamber H Y Fan and F K Lu for publication on 8 November 2007. DOI: 10.1243/09544100JAERO272 Abstract: The detonation processes occurring mechanism is used. Two detonation cases are simulated, corresponding to initiation from the closed, left end

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322

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Numerical Simulation of Detonation Processes in a  

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 Numerical Simulation of Detonation Processes The detonation processes occurring in a combustion chamber with variable cross-sections are numerically simulated-species, two-step global reaction mechanism is used. Two detonation cases are simulated, corresponding

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323

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Experimental Study on Deflagration-to-Detonation  

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 Experimental Study on Deflagration-to-Detonation detonation engine platform incorporating commercial, off-the-shelf solenoid valve gas injectors and non-conventional deflagration-to-detonation transition enhancing devices. The study made use of stoichiometric propane

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324

The chemical-gas dynamic mechanisms of pulsating detonation wave instability  

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The chemical-gas dynamic mechanisms of pulsating detonation wave instability By Mark Short1- dimensional pulsating detonation wave driven by a three-step chain-branching reac- tion are revealed by direct involves regular oscillations of the detonation front, where the instability is driven by low

Kapila, Ashwani K.

325

A NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION OF SELF-PROPAGATING TWO-PHASE DETONATION Paper Number 105  

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A NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION OF SELF-PROPAGATING TWO-PHASE DETONATION Paper Number 105 Keith A-PHASE DETONATION KEITH A. GONTHIER LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY and JOSEPH M. POWERS UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME 1 of detonation in granulated energetic material. This research has largely been motivated by concerns over

326

Exploratory study of flow domains arising from detonation waves induced in a wedged channel  

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Exploratory study of flow domains arising from detonation waves induced in a wedged channel H. Detonation of the flow of a combustible mixture over a wedged channel is numerically simulated. A two and standing detonation wave modes were found, both of which can be further subdivided depending on where

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327

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Development of a Compact Liquid Fueled Pulsed Detonation  

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Detonation Engine with Predetonator Philip K. Panicker* Aerodynamic Research Center (ARC), University, USA A compact PDE platform has been constructed, which features a pre-detonator with 1 in. i.d. followed by a 30° smooth area change nozzle that expands to a 4 in. i.d. main combustor. The pre-detonator

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328

Molecular simulations of Hugoniots of detonation products mixtures at chemical equilibrium: Microscopic calculation  

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Molecular simulations of Hugoniots of detonation products mixtures at chemical equilibrium and chemical equilibrium of mixtures of detonation products on the Hugoniot curve. The ReMC method (W. R. Smith the system to satisfy the Hugoniot relation. Once the Hugoniot curve of the detonation products mixture

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

329

The random projection method for stiff detonation Weizhu Bao \\Lambda and Shi Jin y  

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The random projection method for stiff detonation waves Weizhu Bao \\Lambda and Shi Jin y School a simple and robust random projection method for underresolved numerical simulation of stiff detonation, and then extended to handle the interactions of detonations. Extensive numerical experiments, including interaction

330

Under consideration for publication in J. Fluid Mech. 1 A numerical study of detonation diffraction  

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Under consideration for publication in J. Fluid Mech. 1 A numerical study of detonation diffraction of detonation diffraction through an abrupt area change has been carried out via a set of two of the reaction rate to temperature. We study in detail three highly resolved cases of detonation diffraction

Goddard III, William A.

331

A Virtual Test Facility for Simulating Detonation-Induced Fracture of  

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A Virtual Test Facility for Simulating Detonation-Induced Fracture of Thin Flexible Shells Ralf. The fluid-structure interaction simulation of detonation- and shock-wave-loaded fracturing thin with fracture and fragmen- tation capabilities with an Eulerian Cartesian detonation solver with optional

Deiterding, Ralf

332

A Fully Conservative Ghost Fluid Method & Stiff Detonation Waves Computer Science Department  

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A Fully Conservative Ghost Fluid Method & Stiff Detonation Waves Duc Nguyen Computer Science applicable for tracking material interfaces, inert shocks, and both deflagration and detonation waves tracking inert shocks and detonation waves, so that is the focus of this paper. In particular, we address

Fedkiw, Ron

333

An Accurate Deterministic Projection Method for Two-Dimensional Stiff Detonation Waves  

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An Accurate Deterministic Projection Method for Two-Dimensional Stiff Detonation Waves Yunlong Chen detonation waves. We demonstrate the robustness of the proposed approach on a number of numerical experiments. Key words: stiff detonation waves, reactive Euler equations, splitting method, deterministic

Kurganov, Alexander

334

PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS OF A DETONATION-TYPE TURBOFAN YASHWANTH M. SWAMY  

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PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS OF A DETONATION-TYPE TURBOFAN by YASHWANTH M. SWAMY Presented to the Faculty. November 8, 2011 #12;iv ABSTRACT PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS OF A DETONATION-TYPE TURBOFAN YASHWANTH M. SWAMY, M detonates a fuel-air mixture was theoretically found to perform better than a conventional turbofan

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335

Under consideration for publication in J. Fluid Mech. 1 Condensed-phase detonation stability for a  

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Under consideration for publication in J. Fluid Mech. 1 Condensed-phase detonation stability ?? and in revised form ??) The linear stability analysis of a planar detonation wave is reformulated of detonations in condensed phase explosives. In this paper, we focus our attention on a Tait equation of state

Anguelova, Iana

336

Numerical Study of Unsteady Detonation Wave Propagation in a Supersonic Combustion Chamber  

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Numerical Study of Unsteady Detonation Wave Propagation in a Supersonic Combustion Chamber T.H. Yi detonation waves in a supersonic flow in one-dimensional tube and two- dimensional wedged chamber parameters. Various features including a vortex are observed. 1 Introduction Detonation wave propagation

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337

Similarity and differences between conditions for initiation and failure of detonation  

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...conditions for initiation and failure of detonation Henry Eyring Franklin E. Walker Shao-mu...sides of the reaction zone. D is the detonation velocity and d is the diameter of the...and other phenomena associated with detonation. Similarity and differences between...

Henry Eyring; Franklin E. Walker; Shao-mu Ma; Nancy Coon

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

A Java-Based Direct Monte Carlo Simulation of a Nano-Scale Pulse Detonation Engine  

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A Java-Based Direct Monte Carlo Simulation of a Nano- Scale Pulse Detonation Engine Darryl J. Here, the pulse detonation engine is proposed as a means of propulsion for micro-air vehicles and nano attempting to implement the pulse detonation engine at such small length scales is the dominance of the wall

339

CALTECH ASCI TECHNICAL REPORT 137 Reduction of Detailed Chemcial Reaction Networks for Detonation  

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CALTECH ASCI TECHNICAL REPORT 137 Reduction of Detailed Chemcial Reaction Networks for Detonation FOR DETONATION SIMULATIONS Patrick Hung Mechanical Engineering California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA extended and applied to gaseous detonation simulations2,3,4 . Unfortunately, while a one-dimensional ILDM

Barr, Al

340

An Adaptive Cartesian Detonation Solver for Fluid-Structure Interaction Simulation on Distributed Memory Computers  

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An Adaptive Cartesian Detonation Solver for Fluid-Structure Interaction Simulation on Distributed shock and detonation waves impinging on deforming solid structures benefit significantly from) for studying the three- dimensional dynamic response of solid materials subject to strong shock and detonation

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Multi-Dimensional Adaptive Simulation of Shock-Induced Detonation in a Shock Tube  

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Multi-Dimensional Adaptive Simulation of Shock-Induced Detonation in a Shock Tube P. Ravindran clear of unphysical values due to linearization. One-, two- and three-dimensional detonation simu results, providing new insights in detonation wave propagation. Nomenclature Ar j , Af j Pre

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342

Flames in Type Ia Supernova: Deflagration-Detonation Transition in the Oxygen Burning Flame  

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Flames in Type Ia Supernova: Deflagration-Detonation Transition in the Oxygen Burning Flame S. E of these regions can be supersonic and could initiate a detonation. Subject headings: supernovae: general a late time transition of the thermonuclear burning to a detonation wave (e.g., Hoflich et al. 1995

343

Transition to longitudinal instability of detonation waves is generically associated with Hopf bifurcation to  

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Transition to longitudinal instability of detonation waves is generically associated with Hopf show that transition to longitudinal instability of strong detonation solu- tions of reactive of an associated Evans function, and obtain the first complete nonlinear stability result for strong detonations

Hélein, Frédéric - Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, Université Paris 7

344

2011 International Workshop on Detonation for Propulsion November 14-15, 2011  

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2011 International Workshop on Detonation for Propulsion November 14-15, 2011 Paradise Hotel, Busan, Korea Summary of Recent Research on Detonation Wave Engines at UTA Donald R. Wilson,* Frank K. Lu on detonation waves related to propulsion is presented in this paper. A brief historical review of the early

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345

ON A FREE BOUNDARY PROBLEM ARISING IN DETONATION THEORY: CONVERGENCE TO TRAVELLING WAVES  

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1 ON A FREE BOUNDARY PROBLEM ARISING IN DETONATION THEORY: CONVERGENCE TO TRAVELLING WAVES by M] and by Ludford and Oyediran in [10]. It is a simple model of detonation waves where the reaction is supposed to occur at the detonation front x = i(t), and where q is the ignition temperature. We consider three

Hulshof, Joost

346

A Virtual Test Facility for Simulating Detonation-induced Fracture of  

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A Virtual Test Facility for Simulating Detonation-induced Fracture of Thin Flexible Shells Ralf://www.cacr.caltech.edu/asc Abstract. The fluid-structure interaction simulation of detonation- and shock-wave-loaded fracturing thin with fracture and fragmen- tation capabilities with an Eulerian Cartesian detonation solver with optional

Cirak, Fehmi

347

Experimental Study of Propane-Fueled Pulsed Detonation Rocket Frank K. Lu,* Jason M. Meyers,  

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1 Experimental Study of Propane-Fueled Pulsed Detonation Rocket Frank K. Lu,* Jason M. Meyers detonations into aero-propulsive devices is the transition of deflagration and weak deto- nation into CJ detonation. The longer this transition, the longer the physical length of the engine must be to facilitate

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348

Detonation wave driven by condensation of supersaturated carbon vapor  

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An experimental observation of a detonation wave driven by the energy of condensation of supersaturated carbon vapor is reported. The carbon vapor was formed by the thermal decay of unstable carbon suboxide C3O2 behind shock waves in mixtures containing 10–30% C3O2 in Ar. In the mixture 10% C3O2+Ar the insufficient heat release resulted in a regime of overdriven detonation. In the mixture 20% C3O2+Ar measured values of the pressure and wave velocity coincident with calculated Chapman-Jouguet parameters were attained. In the richest mixture 30% C3O2+Ar an excess heat release caused the slowing down of the condensation rate and the regime of underdriven detonation was observed.

A. Emelianov; A. Eremin; V. Fortov; H. Jander; A. Makeich; H. Gg. Wagner

2009-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

349

Spectra of visible emission from detonating PETN and PBX 9407  

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Spectra of the visible emission from detonating PETN and PBX 9407 have been obtained and clearly show CN (B/sup 2/..sigma../sup +/)), CH(A/sup 2/..delta..), C/sub 2/ (d/sup 3//PI//sub g/) and NO/sub 2/(A/sup 2/B/sub 2/) as emitting species. Relative vibrational level populations in CN(B) and C/sub 2/(d) were measured from the intensity of their well-resolved vibronic bands in the PETN detonations. These results were used to calculate Boltzmann vibrational temperatures of 3300 +- 300 K and 4100 +- 800 K for CN(B) and C/sub 2/(d), respectively. These may be lower limits to the actual detonation temperature.

Renlund, A.M.; Trott, W.M.

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Diamond Patterns in the Cellular Front of an Overdriven Detonation  

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A nonlinear integral-differential equation describing the cellular front of an overdriven detonation is obtained by an analysis carried out in the neighborhood of the instability threshold. The analysis reveals both an unusual mean streaming motion, resulting from the rotational part of the oscillatory flow, and pressure bursts generated by the crossover of cusps representative of Mach stems propagating on the detonation front. A numerical study of the nonlinear equation exhibits the “diamond” patterns observed in experiments. An overall physical understanding is provided.

P. Clavin and B. Denet

2002-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

351

The Use of Steady and Pulsed Detonations for Propulsion Systems  

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Objectives of the ODWE concept studies are: demonstrate the feasibility of the oblique detonation wave engine (ODWE) for hypersonic propulsion; demonstrate the existance and stability of an oblique detonation wave in hypersonic wind tunnels; develop engineering codes which predict the performance characteristics of the ODWE including specific impulse and thrust coefficients for various operating conditions; develop multi-dimensional computer codes which can model all aspects of the ODWE including fuel injection, mixing, ignition, combustion and expansion with fully detailed chemical kinetics and turbulence models; and validate the codes with experimental data use the simulations to predict the ODWE performance for conditions not easily obtained in wind tunnels.

Adelman, H.G.; Menees, G.P.; Cambier, J.L.; Bowles, J.V.

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Detection of Nuclear X-ray Sources in Nearby Galaxies with Chandra  

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We report preliminary results from an arcsecond-resolution X-ray survey of nearby galaxies using ACIS on board Chandra. The total sample consists of 41 low-luminosity AGNs, including Seyferts, LINERs, and LINER/H II transition objects. In the initial subsample of 24 objects observed thus far, we detect in 62% of the objects a compact, pointlike source astrometrically coincident with either the optical or radio position of the nucleus. The high detection rate strongly suggests that the majority of the objects do contain weakly active, AGN-like cores, presumably powered by central massive black holes. The 2-10 keV luminosities of the nuclear sources range from 10^38 to 10^41 erg/s, with a median value of 2x10^38 erg/s. Our detection limit corresponds to 8x10^37 erg/s for the typical sample distance of 12 Mpc; this limit is two orders of magnitude fainter than the weakest sources of this kind previously studied using ASCA or BeppoSAX. The new data extend toward lower luminosities the known linear correlation bet...

Ho, L C; Townsley, L K; Sambruna, R M; Garmire, G P; Brandt, W N; Filippenko, A V; Griffiths, R E; Ptak, A F; Sargent, W L W; Ho, Luis C.; Feigelson, Eric D.; Townsley, Leisa K.; Sambruna, Rita M.; Garmire, Gordon P.; Filippenko, Alexei V.; Griffiths, Richard E.; Ptak, Andrew F.; Sargent, Wallace L. W.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

AUTOMATED LEAK DETECTION OF BURIED TANKS USING GEOPHYSICAL METHODS AT THE HANFORD NUCLEAR SITE  

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At the Hanford Nuclear Site in Washington State, the Department of Energy oversees the containment, treatment, and retrieval of liquid high-level radioactive waste. Much of the waste is stored in single-shelled tanks (SSTs) built between 1943 and 1964. Currently, the waste is being retrieved from the SSTs and transferred into newer double-shelled tanks (DSTs) for temporary storage before final treatment. Monitoring the tanks during the retrieval process is critical to identifying leaks. An electrically-based geophysics monitoring program for leak detection and monitoring (LDM) has been successfully deployed on several SSTs at the Hanford site since 2004. The monitoring program takes advantage of changes in contact resistance that will occur when conductive tank liquid leaks into the soil. During monitoring, electrical current is transmitted on a number of different electrode types (e.g., steel cased wells and surface electrodes) while voltages are measured on all other electrodes, including the tanks. Data acquisition hardware and software allow for continuous real-time monitoring of the received voltages and the leak assessment is conducted through a time-series data analysis. The specific hardware and software combination creates a highly sensitive method of leak detection, complementing existing drywell logging as a means to detect and quantify leaks. Working in an industrial environment such as the Hanford site presents many challenges for electrical monitoring: cathodic protection, grounded electrical infrastructure, lightning strikes, diurnal and seasonal temperature trends, and precipitation, all of which create a complex environment for leak detection. In this discussion we present examples of challenges and solutions to working in the tank farms of the Hanford site.

CALENDINE S; SCHOFIELD JS; LEVITT MT; FINK JB; RUCKER DF

2011-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

354

Detecting Structural Damage of Nuclear Power Plant by Interactive Data Mining Approach  

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This paper presents a nonlinear structural damage identification technique, based on an interactive data mining approach, which integrates a human cognitive model in a data mining loop. A mining control agent emulating human analysts is developed, which directly interacts with the data miner, analyzing and verifying the output of the data miner and controlling the data mining process. Additionally, an artificial neural network method, which is adopted as a core component of the proposed interactive data mining method, is evolved by adding a novelty detecting and retraining function for handling complicated nuclear power plant quake-proof data. Plant quake-proof testing data has been applied to the system to show the validation of the proposed method. (author)

Yufei Shu [Japan Atomic Energy Agency (Japan)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Detecting a Nuclear Fission Reactor at the Center of the Earth  

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A natural nuclear fission reactor with a power output of 3- 10 terawatt at the center of the earth has been proposed as the energy source of the earth's magnetic field. The proposal can be directly tested by a massive liquid scintillation detector that can detect the signature spectrum of antineutrinos from the geo-reactor as well as the direction of the antineutrino source. Such detectors are now in operation or under construction in Japan/Europe. However, the clarity of both types of measurements may be limited by background from antineutrinos from surface power reactors. Future U. S. detectors, relatively more remote from power reactors, may be more suitable for achieving unambiguous spectral and directional evidence for a 3TW geo-reactor.

R. S. Raghavan

2002-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

356

Gas-phase detonation propagation in mixture composition gradients  

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...unconfined gas detonations in hydrocarbon-air mixtures by a sympathetic...Meeting (International) of the Combustion Institute, Bordeaux, France...and A. Linan1995Effects of heat release on triple flamesPhys...model for partially premixed hydrocarbon combustionCombust. Flame...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

AIAA 95-2197 Experimental Investigation of Pulse Detonation Wave  

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conventional rocket motors.' This technology may also be used to clean slag offof coal furnaces which would Engines, any one of these applications would justify the development of this technology. As a result of the promising nature of this technology a detailed study of the properties of detonations needed to be conducted

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358

Some observations on the initiation and onset of detonation  

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...wave reflections on the development of detonationPhys...K. 2010Modelling of gas explosionsPhD thesis...University of Science and Technology. 34 Markstein, G...fuels at representative gas turbine conditionsASME Gas Turbo Expo, New Orleans...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

The history of nuclear weapon safety devices  

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The paper presents the history of safety devices used in nuclear weapons from the early days of separables to the latest advancements in MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS). Although the paper focuses on devices, the principles of Enhanced Nuclear Detonation Safety implementation will also be presented.

Plummer, D.W.; Greenwood, W.H.

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Nuclear Pleomorphism Scoring by Selective Cell Nuclei Detection Jean-Romain Dalle Hao Li Chao-Hui Huang Wee Kheng Leow  

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Nuclear Pleomorphism Scoring by Selective Cell Nuclei Detection Jean-Romain Dalle Hao Li Chao, National University Hospital pattcp@nus.edu.sg Abstract Scoring the nuclear pleomorphism for nuclear pleo- morphism scoring according to the Nottingham grading system. In contrast, most

Leow, Wee Kheng

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LYNX: An unattended sensor system for detection of gamma-ray and neutron emissions from special nuclear materials  

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This manuscript profiles an unattended and fully autonomous detection system sensitive to gamma-ray and neutron emissions from special nuclear material. The LYNX design specifically targets applications that require radiation detection capabilities but possess little or no infrastructure. In these settings, users need the capability to deploy sensors for extended periods of time that analyze whatever signal-starved data can be captured, since little or no control may be exerted over measurement conditions. The fundamental sensing elements of the LYNX system are traditional NaI(Tl) and 3He detectors. The new developments reported here center on two themes: low-power electronics and computationally simple analysis algorithms capable of discriminating gamma-ray signatures indicative of special nuclear materials from those of naturally occurring radioactive material. Incorporating tripwire-detection algorithms based on gamma-ray spectral signatures into a low-power electronics package significantly improves performance in environments where sensors encounter nuisance sources.

Runkle, Robert C.; Myjak, Mitchell J.; Kiff, Scott D.; Sidor, Daniel E.; Morris, Scott J.; Rohrer, John S.; Jarman, Kenneth D.; Pfund, David M.; Todd, Lindsay C.; Bowler, Ryan S.; Mullen, Crystal A.

2009-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

362

Nuclear reactor with internal thimble-type delayed neutron detection system  

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This invention teaches improved apparatus for the method of detecting a breach in cladded fuel used in a nuclear reactor. The detector apparatus is located in the primary heat exchanger which conveys part of the reactor coolant past at least three separate delayed-neutron detectors mounted in this heat exchanger. The detectors are spaced apart such that the coolant flow time from the core to each detector is different, and these differences are known. The delayed-neutron activity at the detectors is a function of the delay time after the reaction in the fuel until the coolant carrying the delayed-neutron emitter passes the respective detector. This time delay is broken down into separate components including an isotopic holdup time required for the emitter to move through the fuel from the reaction to the coolant at the breach, and two transit times required for the emitter now in the coolant to flow from the breach to the detector loop and then via the loop to the detector. At least two of these time components are determined during calibrated operation of the reactor. Thereafter during normal reactor operation, repeated comparisons are made by the method of regression approximation of the third time component for the best-fit line correlating measured delayed-neutron activity against activity that is approximated according to specific equations. The equations use these time-delay components and known parameter values of the fuel and of the part and emitting daughter isotopes.

Gross, Kenny C. (Lemont, IL); Poloncsik, John (Downers Grove, IL); Lambert, John D. B. (Wheaton, IL)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Detection of $^{133}$Xe from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in the upper troposphere above Germany  

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After the accident in the Japanese Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in March 2011 large amounts of radioactivity were released and distributed in the atmosphere. Among them were also radioactive noble gas isotopes which can be used as tracers to test global atmospheric circulation models. This work presents unique measurements of the radionuclide $^{133}$Xe from Fukushima in the upper troposphere above Germany. The measurements involve air sampling in a research jet aircraft followed by chromatographic xenon extraction and ultra-low background gas counting with miniaturized proportional counters. With this technique a detection limit of the order of 100 $^{133}$Xe atoms in litre-scale air samples (corresponding to about 100 mBq/m$^3$) is achievable. Our results provide proof that the $^{133}$Xe-rich ground level air layer from Fukushima was lifted up to the tropopause and distributed hemispherically. Moreover, comparisons with ground level air measurements indicate that the arrival of the radioactive plume at high altitude over Germany occurred several days before the ground level plume.

Hardy Simgen; Frank Arnold; Heinfried Aufmhoff; Robert Baumann; Florian Kaether; Sebastian Lindemann; Ludwig Rauch; Hans Schlager; Clemens Schlosser; Ulrich Schumann

2014-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Active Detection and Imaging of Nuclear Materials with High-Brightness Gamma Rays  

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A Compton scattering {gamma}-ray source, capable of producing photons with energies ranging from 0.1 MeV to 0.9 MeV has been commissioned and characterized, and then used to perform nuclear resonance fluorescence (NRF) experiments. The performances of the two laser systems (one for electron production, one for scattering), the electron photoinjector, and the linear accelerator are also detailed, and {gamma}-ray results are presented. The key source parameters are the size (0.01 mm{sup 2}), horizontal and vertical divergence (6 x 10 mrad{sup 2}), duration (10 ps), spectrum and intensity (10{sup 5} photons/shot). These parameters are summarized by the peak brightness, 1.5 x 10{sup 15} photons/mm{sup 2}/mrad{sup 2}/s/0.1% bandwidth, measured at 478 keV. Additional measurements of the flux as a function of the timing difference between the drive laser pulse and the relativistic photo-electron bunch, {gamma}-ray beam profile, and background evaluations are presented. These results are systematically compared to theoretical models and computer simulations. NRF measurements performed on {sup 7}Li in LiH demonstrate the potential of Compton scattering photon sources to accurately detect isotopes in situ.

Barty, C J; Gibson, D J; Albert, F; Anderson, S G; Anderson, G G; Betts, S M; Berry, R D; Fisher, S E; Hagmann, C A; Johnson, M S; Messerly, M J; Phan, H H; Semenov, V A; Shverdin, M Y; Tremaine, A M; Hartemann, F V; Siders, C W; McNabb, D P

2009-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulations of Deflagration-to-Detonation Transition in Reactive Gases |  

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numerically generated pseudo-schlieren image numerically generated pseudo-schlieren image Weak ignition behind a reflected Mach=1.5 shock in a stoichiometric hydrogen-oxygen mixture at 0.1 atm initial pressure. Picture shows a numerically generated pseudo-schlieren image of the onset of a detonation in a turbulent boundary layer. Alexei Khokhlov, University of Chicago; Charles Bacon, Argonne National Laboratory, Joanna Austin, Andrew Knisely, University of Illinois at Urbanna-Champaign Simulations of Deflagration-to-Detonation Transition in Reactive Gases PI Name: Alexei Khokhlov PI Email: ajk@oddjob.uchicago.edu Institution: The University of Chicago Allocation Program: INCITE Allocation Hours at ALCF: 130 Million Year: 2013 Research Domain: Chemistry Hydrogen is an abundant, environmentally friendly fuel with the potential

366

CIRCUMSTELLAR ABSORPTION IN DOUBLE DETONATION TYPE Ia SUPERNOVAE  

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Upon formation, degenerate He core white dwarfs are surrounded by a radiative H-rich layer primarily supported by ideal gas pressure. In this Letter, we examine the effect of this H-rich layer on mass transfer in He+C/O double white dwarf binaries that will eventually merge and possibly yield a Type Ia supernova (SN Ia) in the double detonation scenario. Because its thermal profile and equation of state differ from the underlying He core, the H-rich layer is transferred stably onto the C/O white dwarf prior to the He core's tidal disruption. We find that this material is ejected from the binary system and sweeps up the surrounding interstellar medium hundreds to thousands of years before the SN Ia. The close match between the resulting circumstellar medium profiles and values inferred from recent observations of circumstellar absorption in SNe Ia gives further credence to the resurgent double detonation scenario.

Shen, Ken J. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Guillochon, James [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Foley, Ryan J., E-mail: kenshen@astro.berkeley.edu [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)

2013-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of a model equation in detonation theory  

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Here we analyze properties of an equation that we previously proposed to model the dynamics of unstable detonation waves [A. R. Kasimov, L. M. Faria, and R. R. Rosales. Model for shock wave chaos. Physical Review Letters, 110(10):104104, 2013]. The equation is \\[ u_{t}+\\frac{1}{2}\\left(u^{2}-uu\\left(0_{-},t\\right)\\right)_{x}=f\\left(x,u\\left(0_{-},t\\right)\\right),\\quad x\\le0,\\quad t>0. \\] It describes a detonation shock at $x=0$ with the reaction zone in $x<0$. We investigate the nature of the steady-state solutions of this nonlocal hyperbolic balance law, the linear stability of these solutions, and the nonlinear dynamics. We establish the existence of instability followed by a cascade of period-doubling bifurcations leading to chaos.

Luiz M. Faria; Aslan R. Kasimov; Rodolfo R. Rosales

2013-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

368

Detonation along laser generated micropinch for fast ignition  

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The proposed fast ignition of highly compressed deuterium-tritium (DT) targets by petawatt lasers requires energy of about 100kJ. To lower the power of the laser, it is proposed to accomplish fast ignition with two lasers, one with lower power in the infrared, and a second one with high power in the visible to ultraviolet region. The infrared laser of lower power shall by its radiation pressure drive a large current in a less than solid density plasma placed inside a capillary, while the second high power-shorter wave length-laser shall ignite at one end of the capillary a magnetic field supported thermonuclear detonation wave in a blanket made from solid DT along the outer surface of the capillary. The other end of the capillary, together with its DT blanket, is stuck in the DT target, where following the compression of the target the detonation wave ignites the target.

Winterberg, F

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Detonation Initiation from Spontaneous Hotspots Formed During Cook-Off Observed in Molecular Dynamics Simulations  

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Detonation Initiation from Spontaneous Hotspots Formed During Cook-Off Observed in Molecular Dynamics Simulations ... New equations based on Johnson?Mehl?Avrami?Kolmogorov kinetics are proposed for describing the extent of detonated material that could provide new insight into mechanisms of critical hotspot nucleation. ... Depending on the chemical and thermal properties of the energetic material as well as the size and containment of the material during cook-off, a supersonic reaction front can form; that is, the material can detonate. ...

Yanhong Hu; Donald W. Brenner; Yunfeng Shi

2011-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

370

Detonation Nanodiamond: An Organic Platform for the Suzuki Coupling of Organic Molecules  

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Detonation Nanodiamond: An Organic Platform for the Suzuki Coupling of Organic Molecules ... Detonation nanodiamond possesses facile surface functional groups and can be chemically processed for many engineering applications. ... (2) Although the production methods of nanodiamond via detonation of TNT?hexogene mixtures have been discovered decades ago, the widespread application of nanodiamond was restricted at that time due to the difficulty in processing tightly aggregated nanodiamond. ...

Weng Siang Yeap; Shiming Chen; Kian Ping Loh

2008-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

371

nuclear security  

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3%2A en Shaping the future of nuclear detection http:nnsa.energy.govblogshaping-future-nuclear-detection

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NEW - DOE O 452.1E, Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program  

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All nuclear explosives and nuclear explosive operations require special safety, security, and use control consideration because of the potentially unacceptable consequences of an accident or unauthorized act; therefore, a Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety (NEWS) Program is established to prevent unintended/unauthorized detonation and deliberate unauthorized use of nuclear explosives.

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Hydrogen loaded metal for bridge-foils for enhanced electric gun/slapper detonator operation  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The invention provides a more efficient electric gun or slapper detonator ich provides a higher velocity flyer by using a bridge foil made of a hydrogen loaded metal.

Osher, John E. (Alamo, CA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Operational Space and Characterization of a Rotating Detonation Engine Using Hydrogen and Air.  

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??An experimental study was performed on a rotating detonation engine originally designed by Pratt and Whitney’s Seattle Aerosciences Center. The engine was tested with a… (more)

Suchocki, James Alexander

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Evaluation and selection of an efficient fuel/air initiation strategy for pulse detonation engines .  

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??Rapid and efficient initiation of hydrocarbon/air mixtures has been identified as one of the critical and enabling technologies for Pulse Detonation Engines (PDEs). Although the… (more)

Channell, Brent T.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Material properties effects on the detonation spreading and propagation of diaminoazoxyfurazan (DAAF)  

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Recent dynamic testing of Diaminoazoxyfurazan (DAAF) has focused on understanding the material properties affecting the detonation propagation, spreading, behavior and symmetry. Small scale gap testing and wedge testing focus on the sensitivity to shock with the gap test including the effects of particle size and density. Floret testing investigates the detonation spreading as it is affected by particle size, density, and binder content. The polyrho testing illustrates the effects of density and binder content on the detonation velocity. Finally the detonation spreading effect can be most dramatically seen in the Mushroom and Onionskin tests where the variations due to density gradients, pressing methods and geometry can be seen on the wave breakout behavior.

Francois, Elizabeth Green [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Morris, John S [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Novak, Alan M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kennedy, James E [HERE LLC

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A mathematical model for three dimensional detonation as pure gas-dynamic discontinuity  

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A model for three dimensional detonation is proposed based on the approximation that the detonation thickness is small compared to the characteristic scales of the fluid motion. In this framework detonations are treated as a modified hydrodynamic discontinuity. The altered Rankine-Hugoniot jump conditions take into account the internal structure of the detonation including the chemical reaction. The position of the discontinuity surface and the corresponding jump conditions are derived from first principles. The final modified conditions are dependent on curvature, flame thickness and stretching and allow for simple physical interpretation.

Jorge Yanez Escanciano; Andreas G. Class

2012-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

378

Parallel Adaptive Simulation of Detonation Waves Using a Weighted Essentially Non-Oscillatory Scheme.  

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??The purpose of this thesis was to develop a code that could be used to develop a better understanding of the physics of detonation waves.… (more)

McMahon, Sean Logan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Performance characterization of swept ramp obstacle fields in pulse detonation applications .  

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??Pulse Detonation technology offers the potential for substantial increases in thrust and fuel efficiency in subsonic and supersonic flight Mach ranges through the use of… (more)

Dvorak, William T.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Thrust measurement of a split-path, valveless pulse detonation engine .  

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??Theory predicts ideal pulse detonation technology offers significant fuel efficiency advantages over ramjet/scramjet architecture within a range from high subsonic to low hypersonic velocities. In… (more)

Bartosh, Brady J.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mathematical modeling of heterogeneous detonation in gas suspensions of aluminum and coal-dust particles  

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Results of investigations performed by the authors in the field of theoretical and numerical modeling of heterogeneous detonation of reacting gas suspensions since 2005 are systematized.

Fedorov, A.V.; Fomin, V.M.; Khmel, T.A. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

382

Numerical Simulation of Detonation Initiation by the Space-Time Conservation Element and Solution Element Method.  

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??This dissertation is focused on the numerical simulation of the detonation initiation process. The space-time Conservation Element and Solution Element (CESE) method, a novel numerical… (more)

Wang, Bao

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Direct numerical investigation of detonation waves using a Monte Carlo method.  

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??A detonation wave describes a shock that propagates at supersonic velocity through a chemically unstable gas medium and is driven by the energy released by… (more)

O'Connor, Patrick

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Experimental study on transmission of an overdriven detonation wave from propane/oxygen to propane/air  

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Two sets of experiments were performed to achieve a strong overdriven state in a weaker mixture by propagating an overdriven detonation wave via a deflagration-to-detonation transition (DDT) process. First, preliminary experiments with a propane/oxygen mixture were used to evaluate the attenuation of the overdriven detonation wave in the DDT process. Next, experiments were performed wherein a propane/oxygen mixture was separated from a propane/air mixture by a thin diaphragm to observe the transmission of an overdriven detonation wave. Based on the characteristic relations, a simple wave intersection model was used to calculate the state of the transmitted detonation wave. The results showed that a rarefaction effect must be included to ensure that there is no overestimate of the post-transmission wave properties when the incident detonation wave is overdriven. The strength of the incident overdriven detonation wave plays an important role in the wave transmission process. The experimental results showed that a transmitted overdriven detonation wave occurs instantaneously with a strong incident overdriven detonation wave. The near-CJ state of the incident wave leads to a transmitted shock wave, and then the transition to the overdriven detonation wave occurs downstream. The attenuation process for the overdriven detonation wave decaying to a near-CJ state occurs in all tests. After the attenuation process, an unstable detonation wave was observed in most tests. This may be attributed to the increase in the cell width in the attenuation process that exceeds the detonability cell width limit. (author)

Li, J.; Lai, W.H. [National Cheng Kung University, Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Tainan (China); Chung, K. [National Cheng Kung University, Aerospace Science and Technology Research Center, Tainan (China); Lu, F.K. [University of Texas at Arlington, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Aerodynamics Research Center, TX 76019 (United States)

2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

385

Detonation and deflagration characteristics of p-Xylene/gaseous hydrocarbon fuels/air mixtures  

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Abstract p-Xylene is an important intermediate for the production of polyethylene terephthalate, it has growing chemical industrial demand based on the statistics in the last few decades. In the process of producing p-Xylene, gaseous hydrocarbon fuels (e.g., H2, C1–C3) are usually involved, which renders p-Xylene highly possible mix with those gaseous hydrocarbon fuels as leaking occurs, this presents fire or explosion/detonation hazard at some specific conditions. To date, very limited data regarding its detonation and deflagration characteristics are available in previous literatures. In this study, experiments of measuring the overpressure and velocity of p-Xylene/gaseous hydrocarbon fuels (i.e., H2, C2H4, C3H8, CO)/air mixtures are carried out in a vertical detonation tube with an inner diameter of 200 mm and a length of 6.5 m to explore the detonation and deflagration characteristics of p-Xylene. The experimental results indicate that under the same initiation energy of 0.189 MJ m?2, pure p-Xylene/air and p-Xylene/CO/air cannot achieve detonation, only deflagrations are observed. However, under this same initiation energy, detonations occur in p-Xylene/H2/air, p-Xylene/C2H4/air and p-Xylene/C3H8/air mixtures. By comparing the combinatorial compositions of p-Xylene along with gaseous hydrocarbon fuels that within which detonation observed, the detonation sensitive of the mixtures in increasing order are obtained as following: p-Xylene/H2/air, p-Xylene/C3H8/air and p-Xylene/C2H4/air. The results also indicate the relative ease that p-Xylene/gaseous hydrocarbon fuel/air can be detonated mainly depends on the detonation sensitive of the gaseous fuel, which is supported by the critical energy of direct detonation initiation and chemical kinetic analysis.

Bo Zhang; Guangli Xiu; Jian Chen; Shaopeng Yang

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Method and system for making integrated solid-state fire-sets and detonators  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A slapper detonator comprises a solid-state high-voltage capacitor, a low-jitter dielectric breakdown switch and trigger circuitry, a detonator transmission line, an exploding foil bridge, and a flier material. All these components are fabricated in a single solid-state device using thin film deposition techniques. 13 figs.

O`Brien, D.W.; Druce, R.L.; Johnson, G.W.; Vogtlin, G.E.; Barbee, T.W. Jr.; Lee, R.S.

1998-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

387

Simulations of detonation wave propagation in rectangular ducts using a three-dimensional WENO scheme  

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This paper reports high resolution simulations using a fifth-order weighted essentially non-oscillatory (WENO) scheme with a third-order TVD Runge-Kutta time stepping method to examine the features of detonation front and physics in square ducts. The simulations suggest that two and three-dimensional detonation wave front formations are greatly enhanced by the presence of transverse waves. The motion of transverse waves generates triple points (zones of high pressure and large velocity coupled together), which cause the detonation front to become locally overdriven and thus form ''hot spots.'' The transversal motion of these hot spots maintains the detonation to continuously occur along the whole front in two and three dimensions. The present simulations indicate that the influence of the transverse waves on detonation is more profound in three dimensions and the pattern of quasi-steady detonation fronts also depends on the duct size. For a ''narrow'' duct (4L x 4L where L is the half-reaction length), the detonation front displays a distinctive ''spinning'' motion about the axial direction with a well-defined period. For a wider duct (20L x 20L), the detonation front exhibits a ''rectangular mode'' periodically, with the front displaying ''convex'' and ''concave'' shapes one following the other and the transverse waves on the four walls being partly out-of-phase with each other. (author)

Dou, Hua-Shu; Tsai, Her Mann [Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore (Singapore); Khoo, Boo Cheong; Qiu, Jianxian [Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (Singapore)

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

388

Computational Analysis of Zel'dovich-von Neumann-Doering (ZND) Detonation  

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of multiple detonation waves issuing from different ?stages? along a simple ducted engine, and aims to eliminate the need for compressors at low speeds. Currently, the Zel?dovichvon Neumann-Doering (ZND) steady, one-dimensional detonation is the simplest...

Nakamura, Tetsu

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

389

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Analysis of an Ejector-Augmented Pulse Detonation Rocket  

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a preliminary design tool for investigating alternative design concepts and performing rapid performance data and from CFD simulations are provided, several applications are presented to illustrate the design is filled with a fuel/oxidizer mixture (2). A valve seals the detonation chamber and the detonation

Texas at Arlington, University of

390

Method and system for making integrated solid-state fire-sets and detonators  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A slapper detonator comprises a solid-state high-voltage capacitor, a low-jitter dielectric breakdown switch and trigger circuitry, a detonator transmission line, an exploding foil bridge, and a flier material. All these components are fabricated in a single solid-state device using thin film deposition techniques.

O'Brien, Dennis W. (Livermore, CA); Druce, Robert L. (Union City, CA); Johnson, Gary W. (Livermore, CA); Vogtlin, George E. (Fremont, CA); Barbee, Jr., Troy W. (Palo Alto, CA); Lee, Ronald S. (Livermore, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Title: A Virtual Test Facility for Simulating Detonation-and Shock-induced Deformation and Fracture of Thin Flexible Shells  

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Title: A Virtual Test Facility for Simulating Detonation- and Shock-induced Deformation-mail: deiterdingr@ornl.gov Running head: A Virtual Test Facility Key words: Fluid-structure interaction, detonation hammer Abstract: The coupling of a dynamically adaptive Eulerian Cartesian detonation solver

Deiterding, Ralf

392

arXiv:1011.0897v1[math.NA]3Nov2010 EFFICIENT NUMERICAL STABILITY ANALYSIS OF DETONATION  

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arXiv:1011.0897v1[math.NA]3Nov2010 EFFICIENT NUMERICAL STABILITY ANALYSIS OF DETONATION WAVES­Stewart and Short­Stewart, the numerical evaluation of linear stability of planar detonation waves problem. Planar detonation waves can often change stability as physical parameters are varied, undergoing

Humpherys, Jeffrey

393

Dynamic Transition in the Structure of an Energetic Crystal during Chemical Reactions at Shock Front Prior to Detonation  

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Front Prior to Detonation Ken-ichi Nomura, Rajiv K. Kalia, Aiichiro Nakano, and Priya Vashishta at shock fronts prior to detonation. Shock sensitivity measurements provide widely varying results that detonation is preceded by a transition from a diffuse shock front with well-ordered molecular dipoles behind

Southern California, University of

394

A Study of Detonation Diffraction in the Ignition-and-Growth A. K. Kapila and D. W. Schwendeman  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A Study of Detonation Diffraction in the Ignition-and-Growth Model A. K. Kapila and D. W to a sufficiently strong stimulus, such as impact by a high-velocity projectile, a detonation is initiated. Our and temperature encountered in a detonation is incomplete, and the same is true of the complex set of reactions

Kapila, Ashwani K.

395

Development of a shock-induced detonation driver F.K. Lu and D.R. Wilson  

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Development of a shock-induced detonation driver F.K. Lu and D.R. Wilson Aerodynamics Research's performance can be improved by using a detonation driver that produces a driver gas with a high pressure, are that the gaseous detonation products have high molecular weight compared to helium and the potential danger

Texas at Arlington, University of

396

Two-phase modeling of deflagration-to-detonation transition in granular materials: A critical examination of modeling issues  

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Two-phase modeling of deflagration-to-detonation transition in granular materials: A critical the deflagration-to-detonation transition DDT in granular explosives is critically reviewed. The continuum, analysis and numerical simulation of deflagration- to-detonation transition DDT in porous energetic

Kapila, Ashwani K.

397

INVESTIGATION OF LASER SUPPORTED DETONATION WAVES AND THERMAL COUPLING USING 2.8um HF LASER IRRADIATED METAL TARGETS  

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INVESTIGATION OF LASER SUPPORTED DETONATION WAVES AND THERMAL COUPLING USING 2.8um HF LASER of Hull, Hull, HU6 7RX, England. Abstract.- The formation and propagation of laser supported detonation was obtained in a of laser supported detonation waves and thermal o. 300 nsec. pulse (FHHM). The laser output

Boyer, Edmond

398

Two-Phase Steady Detonation Analysis J.M. Powers, D.S. Stewart, and H. Krier  

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Two-Phase Steady Detonation Analysis J.M. Powers, D.S. Stewart, and H. Krier Reprinted from-Phase Steady Detonation Analysis J.M. Powers,· D. S. Stewart,t and H. Krier:j: _ University of Illinois equations are studied to test the hypothesis that observed deviations from Chapman- Jouguet (C-J) detonation

399

Cold Flow Simulations for a Pulse Detonation Rocket Ejector J. Tyler Nichols, Donald R. Wilson, Frank K. Lu  

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Cold Flow Simulations for a Pulse Detonation Rocket Ejector J. Tyler Nichols, Donald R. Wilson pulse detonation rocket (PDR) ejecting into a duct was fabricated and integrated into the supersonic detonation engines (PDE) have been researched extensively as an alternate form for high-speed propulsion

Texas at Arlington, University of

400

A study on the contribution of slow reaction in detonation  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Interface velocimetry and plate push experiments of the TATB-based explosives investigated so far show the presence of nonsteady detonation; namely, the initial velocity history increases with increasing explosive charge length, a condition generally attributed to the variation of effective CJ pressure. A multistage reaction model is used to simulate these experiments. For these explosives, we find that the reaction must include a slow process stage so that the numerical results can be brought into good agreement with experimental observation. 8 refs., 7 figs.

Tang, P.K.; Seitz, W.L.; Stacy, H.L.; Wackerle, J.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF DETONATION IN A SPHERICAL BOMB  

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Island - Unit 2 Accident, Nuclear Safety Analysis Centre,of Accident Risks in U.S. Cortmercial Nuclear Power Plants.

Kurylo, J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

This Order provides requirements and responsibilities to prevent unintended/unauthorized detonation and deliberate unauthorized use of nuclear explosives. Cancels DOE O 452.1C. Admin Chg 1, dated 7-10-13, cancels DOE O 452.1D.

2009-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

403

Source Characteristics of Two Underground Nuclear Explosions  

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......detonated at Pahute Mesa of the Nevada Test Site have been used to estimate the...contributing factor. Moment tensor|Nevada Test Site|nuclear explosion| References...structure of Silent Canyon Caldera, Nevada Test Site, Bull, seism Soc. Am., 77......

Lane R. Johnson

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

An Equilibrium-Based Model of Gas Reaction and Detonation  

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During gaseous diffusion plant operations, conditions leading to the formation of flammable gas mixtures may occasionally arise. Currently, these could consist of the evaporative coolant CFC-114 and fluorinating agents such as F2 and ClF3. Replacement of CFC-114 with a non-ozone-depleting substitute is planned. Consequently, in the future, the substitute coolant must also be considered as a potential fuel in flammable gas mixtures. Two questions of practical interest arise: (1) can a particular mixture sustain and propagate a flame if ignited, and (2) what is the maximum pressure that can be generated by the burning (and possibly exploding) gas mixture, should it ignite? Experimental data on these systems, particularly for the newer coolant candidates, are limited. To assist in answering these questions, a mathematical model was developed to serve as a tool for predicting the potential detonation pressures and for estimating the composition limits of flammability for these systems based on empirical correlations between gas mixture thermodynamics and flammability for known systems. The present model uses the thermodynamic equilibrium to determine the reaction endpoint of a reactive gas mixture and uses detonation theory to estimate an upper bound to the pressure that could be generated upon ignition. The model described and documented in this report is an extended version of related models developed in 1992 and 1999.

Trowbridge, L.D.

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Reply to Comment on "Analytical Model for the Impulse of Single-Cycle Pulse Detonation Tube" by M. I. Radulescu and  

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Reply to Comment on "Analytical Model for the Impulse of Single- Cycle Pulse Detonation Tube" by M to model the isentrope in the detonation products in our original study1 in order to simplify) Is the polytropic approximation reliable for equilibrium detonation products? 2) To what extent are the detonation

Shepherd, Joe

406

Quantum Hall Charge Sensor for Single-Donor Nuclear Spin Detection in Silicon  

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We propose a novel optical and electrical hybrid scheme for the measurement of nuclear spin qubits in silicon. By combining the environmental insensitivity of the integer quantum Hall effect with the optically distinguishable hyperfine states of phosphorus impurities in silicon, our system can simultaneously offer nuclear spin measurement and robustness against environmental defects. 31P donor spins in isotopically purified 28Si are often discussed as very promising quantum memory qubits due to their extremely long decoherence times, and our proposed device offers an effective implementation for such a quantum memory system.

Sleiter, D; Nozawa, K; Ladd, T D; Thewalt, M L W; Yamamoto, Y

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Quantum Hall Charge Sensor for Single-Donor Nuclear Spin Detection in Silicon  

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We propose a novel optical and electrical hybrid scheme for the measurement of nuclear spin qubits in silicon. By combining the environmental insensitivity of the integer quantum Hall effect with the optically distinguishable hyperfine states of phosphorus impurities in silicon, our system can simultaneously offer nuclear spin measurement and robustness against environmental defects. 31P donor spins in isotopically purified 28Si are often discussed as very promising quantum memory qubits due to their extremely long decoherence times, and our proposed device offers an effective implementation for such a quantum memory system.

D. Sleiter; N. Y. Kim; K. Nozawa; T. D. Ladd; M. L. W. Thewalt; Y. Yamamoto

2010-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of detonation of ammonium nitrate fuel oil mixture confined by aluminum: edge angles for DSD  

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Non-ideal high explosives are typically porous, low-density materials with a low detonation velocity (3--5 km/s) and long detonation reaction zone ({approx} cms). As a result, the interaction of a non-ideal high explosive with an inert confiner can be markedly different than for a conventional high explosive. Issues arise, for example, with light stiff confiners where the confiner can drive the high explosive (HE) through a Prandtl-Meyer fan at the HE/confiner interface rather than the HE driving the confiner. For a non-ideal high explosive confined by a high sound speed inert such that the detonation velocity is lower than the inert sound speed, the flow is subsonic and thus shockless in the confiner. In such cases, the standard detonation shock dynamics methodology, which requires a positive edge-angle be specified at the HE/confiner interface in order that the detonation shape be divergent, cannot be directly utilized. In order to study how detonation shock dynamics can be utilized in such cases, numerical simulations of the detonation of ammonium nitrate-fuel oil (ANFO) confined by aluminum 6061 are conducted.

Short, Mark [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Quirk, James J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kiyanda, Charles B [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jackson, Scott I [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Briggs, Matthew E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Shinas, Micheal A [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Three-Dimensional Picture of the Delayed-Detonation Model of Type Ia Supernovae  

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Deflagration models poorly explain the observed diversity of SNIa. Current multidimensional simulations of SNIa predict a significant amount of, so far unobserved, carbon and oxygen moving at low velocities. It has been proposed that these drawbacks can be resolved if there is a sudden jump to a detonation (delayed detonation), but this kind of models has been explored mainly in one dimension. Here we present new three-dimensional delayed detonation models in which the deflagraton-to-detonation transition (DDT) takes place in conditions like those favored by one-dimensional models. We have used a SPH code adapted to SNIa with algorithms devised to handle subsonic as well as supersonic combustion fronts. The starting point was a C-O white dwarf of 1.38 solar masses. When the average density on the flame surface reached 2-3x10^7 g/cm^3 a detonation was launched. The detonation wave processed more than 0.3 solar masses of carbon and oxygen, emptying the central regions of the ejecta of unburned fuel and raising its kinetic energy close to the fiducial 10^51 ergs expected from a healthy Type Ia supernova. The final amount of 56Ni synthesized also was in the correct range. However, the mass of carbon and oxygen ejected is still too high. The three-dimensional delayed detonation models explored here show an improvement over pure deflagration models, but they still fail to coincide with basic observational constraints. However, there are many aspects of the model that are still poorly known (geometry of flame ignition, mechanism of DDT, properties of detonation waves traversing a mixture of fuel and ashes). Therefore, it will be worth pursuing its exploration to see if a good SNIa model based on the three-dimensional delayed detonation scenario can be obtained.

Eduardo Bravo; Domingo Garcia-Senz

2007-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Audit Report: OAS-L-14-09 | Department of Energy  

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July 28, 2014 National Nuclear Security Administration's Space-Based Nuclear Detonation Detection Program NNSA's Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and...

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Nuclear Regulatory Authority low energy germanium detection system: performance for the uranium individual monitoring  

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......Regulatory Authority low energy germanium detection...Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina 2 Sociedad Argentina de Radioproteccion...Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina The lung counter facility...for 235U photopeaks energies and for each effective......

M. R. Spinella; M. Krimer; A. M. Rojo; I. Gomez Parada; B. N. Gregori

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deflagration-to-detonation transition in inertial-confinement-fusion baseline targets  

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By means of highly resolved one-dimensional hydrodynamics simulations, we provide an understanding of the burn process in inertial-confinement-fusion baseline targets. The cornerstone of the phenomenology of propagating burn in such laser-driven capsules is shown to be the transition from a slow unsteady reaction-diffusion regime of thermonuclear combustion (some sort of deflagration) to a fast detonative one. Remarkably, detonation initiation follows the slowing down of a shockless supersonic reaction wave driven by energy redeposition from the fusion products themselves. Such a route to detonation is specific to fusion plasmas.

P. Gauthier; F. Chaland; L. Masse

2004-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear dynamics of self-sustained supersonic reaction waves: Fickett's detonation analogue  

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The present study investigates the spatio-temporal variability in the dynamics of self-sustained supersonic reaction waves propagating through an excitable medium. The model is an extension of Fickett's detonation model with a state dependent energy addition term. Stable and pulsating supersonic waves are predicted. With increasing sensitivity of the reaction rate, the reaction wave transits from steady propagation to stable limit cycles and eventually to chaos through the classical Feigenbaum route. The physical pulsation mechanism is explained by the coherence between internal wave motion and energy release. The results obtained clarify the physical origin of detonation wave instability in chemical detonations previously observed experimentally.

Matei I. Radulescu; Justin Tang

2011-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating Systematic Dependencies of Type Ia Supernovae: The Influence of Deflagration to Detonation Density  

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We explore the effects of the deflagration to detonation transition (DDT) density on the production of Ni-56 in thermonuclear supernova explosions (type Ia supernovae). Within the DDT paradigm, the transition density sets the amount of expansion during the deflagration phase of the explosion and therefore the amount of nuclear statistical equilibrium (NSE) material produced. We employ a theoretical framework for a well-controlled statistical study of two-dimensional simulations of thermonuclear supernovae with randomized initial conditions that can, with a particular choice of transition density, produce a similar average and range of Ni-56 masses to those inferred from observations. Within this framework, we utilize a more realistic "simmered" white dwarf progenitor model with a flame model and energetics scheme to calculate the amount of Ni-56 and NSE material synthesized for a suite of simulated explosions in which the transition density is varied in the range 1-3x10^7 g/cc. We find a quadratic dependence ...

Jackson, Aaron P; Townsley, Dean M; Chamulak, David A; Brown, Edward F; Timmes, F X

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detonating Failed Deflagration Model of Thermonuclear Supernovae I. Explosion Dynamics  

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We present a detonating failed deflagration model of Type Ia supernovae. In this model, the thermonuclear explosion of a massive white dwarf follows an off-center deflagration. We conduct a survey of asymmetric ignition configurations initiated at various distances from the stellar center. In all cases studied, we find that only a small amount of stellar fuel is consumed during deflagration phase, no explosion is obtained, and the released energy is mostly wasted on expanding the progenitor. Products of the failed deflagration quickly reach the stellar surface, polluting and strongly disturbing it. These disturbances eventually evolve into small and isolated shock-dominated regions which are rich in fuel. We consider these regions as seeds capable of forming self-sustained detonations that, ultimately, result in the thermonuclear supernova explosion. Preliminary nucleosynthesis results indicate the model supernova ejecta are typically composed of about 0.1-0.25 Msun of silicon group elements, 0.9-1.2 Msun of iron group elements, and are essentially carbon-free. The ejecta have a composite morphology, are chemically stratified, and display a modest amount of intrinsic asymmetry. The innermost layers are slightly egg-shaped with the axis ratio ~1.2-1.3 and dominated by the products of silicon burning. This central region is surrounded by a shell of silicon-group elements. The outermost layers of ejecta are highly inhomogeneous and contain products of incomplete oxygen burning with only small admixture of unburned stellar material. The explosion energies are ~1.3-1.5 10^51 erg.

Tomasz Plewa

2006-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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First-Principles Simulations of High-Speed Combustion and Detonation |  

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Picture shows a numerically generated pseudo-schlieren image of the onset of a detonation in a turbulent boundary layer. Picture shows a numerically generated pseudo-schlieren image of the onset of a detonation in a turbulent boundary layer. Weak ignition behind a reflected Mach=1.5 shock in a stoichiometric hydrogen-oxygen mixture at 0.1 atm initial pressure. Picture shows a numerically generated pseudo-schlieren image of the onset of a detonation in a turbulent boundary layer. Alexei Khokhlov, University of Chicago, Charles Bacon, Argonne National Laboratory, Joanna Austin and Andrew Knisely, University of Illinois at Urbanna-Champaign. First-Principles Simulations of High-Speed Combustion and Detonation PI Name: Alexei Khokhlov PI Email: ajk@oddjob.uchicago.edu Institution: University of Chicago Allocation Program: INCITE Allocation Hours at ALCF: 150 Million Year: 2014

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Hydrogen loaded metal for bridge-foils for enhanced electric gun/slapper detonator operation  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The invention provides a more efficient electric gun or slapper detonator which provides a higher velocity flyer by using a bridge foil made of a hydrogen loaded metal. 8 figs.

Osher, J.E.

1992-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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OGLE-2013-SN-079: a lonely supernova consistent with a helium shell detonation  

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We present observational data for a peculiar supernova discovered by the OGLE-IV survey and followed by the Public ESO Spectroscopic Survey for Transient Objects. The inferred redshift of z=0.07 implies an absolute magnitude in the rest-frame I-band of M$_{I}\\sim-17.6$ mag. This places it in the luminosity range between normal Type Ia SNe and novae. Optical and near infrared spectroscopy reveal mostly Ti and Ca lines, and an unusually red color arising from strong depression of flux at rest wavelengths detonation of a helium shell around a low-mass CO white dwarf and "double-detonation" models that include a secondary detonation of a CO core following a primary detonation in an overlying helium shell.

Inserra, C; Wyrzykowski, L; Smartt, S J; Fraser, M; Nicholl, M; Shen, K J; Jerkstrand, A; Gal-Yam, A; Howell, D A; Maguire, K; Mazzali, P; Valenti, S; Taubenberger, S; Benitez-Herrera, S; Bersier, D; Blagorodnova, N; Campbell, H; Chen, T -W; Elias-Rosa, N; Hillebrandt, W; Kostrzewa-Rutkowska, Z; Kozlowski, S; Kromer, M; Lyman, J D; Polshaw, J; Ropke, F K; Ruiter, A J; Smith, K; Spiro, S; Sullivan, M; Yaron, O; Young, D; Yuan, F

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrafast Spin Avalanches in Crystals of Nanomagnets in Terms of Magnetic Detonation  

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Recent experiments [W. Decelle et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 027203 (2009)] have discovered ultrafast propagation of spin avalanches in crystals of nanomagnets, which is 3 orders of magnitude faster than the traditionally studied magnetic deflagration. The new regime has been hypothetically identified as magnetic detonation. Here we demonstrate unequivocally the possibility of magnetic detonation in the crystals, as a front consisting of a leading shock and a zone of Zeeman energy release. We study the key features of the process and find that the magnetic detonation speed only slightly exceeds the sound speed in agreement with the experimental observations. For combustion science, our results provide a unique physical example of extremely weak detonation.

M. Modestov; V. Bychkov; M. Marklund

2011-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Shock-Fitted Numerical Solutions of One- and Two-Dimensional Detonation.  

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??One- and two- dimensional detonation problems are solved using a conservative shock-fitting numerical method which is formally fifth order accurate. The shock-fitting technique for a… (more)

Henrick, Andrew Koldewey

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The chemical-gas dynamic mechanisms of pulsating detonation wave instability  

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...detonation profiles showing: (a) fuel, f (solid lines) and radical, y (dashed...low-Mach-number fast flame is again recovered before the cycle repeats. Figures...fast-flame reaction zone structure is recovered and the cycle repeats. Phil...

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimating the exposure to first receivers from a contaminated victim of a radiological dispersal device detonation  

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The threat of a Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) detonation arouses the concern of contaminated victims of all ages. The purpose of this study was to investigate the dose to a uniformly contaminated five-year old male. It also explores...

Phillips, Holly Anne

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Passage of a Bubble?Detonation Wave into a Chemically Inactive Bubble Medium  

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Passage of detonation waves from a chemically active bubble medium into a chemically inactive bubble medium is studied experimentally. The structure of ... pressures of these waves for different parameters of bubble

A. I. Sychev

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear DNA content variation in Helianthus annus and the detection of repetitive DNA sequences  

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as committee chairman. I also thank Dr. John Ellison for the use of his computer, and Dr. Terry Thomas and Randy Allen for supplying the ENBL 3 library. Finally, I thank my wife, Terri, for her love and support during this difficult undertaking. TABLE... in higher plant genera and species have been extensively studied (Cavalier-Smith, 1985; Price, 1976), and it is apparent that . changes in genome size have played an important role in the evolution of the angiosperms. Plant nuclear DNA content has been...

Michaelson, Martin Joseph

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of freestream variations on the propagation of detonation and combustion waves  

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THE EFFECT OF FREESTREAM VARIATIONS ON THE PROPAGATION OF DETONATION AND COMBUSTION WAVES A Thesis by MARLON LEE CLARK Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1988 Major Subject: Aerospace Engineering THE EFFECT OF FREESTREAM VARIATIONS ON THE PROPAGATION OF DETONATION AND COMBUSTION WAVES A Thesis by MARLON LEE CLARK Approved as to style and content by: eland A. Garison...

Clark, Marlon Lee

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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THE EFFECTS OF CURVATURE AND EXPANSION ON HELIUM DETONATIONS ON WHITE DWARF SURFACES  

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Accreted helium layers on white dwarfs have been highlighted for many decades as a possible site for a detonation triggered by a thermonuclear runaway. In this paper, we find the minimum helium layer thickness that will sustain a steady laterally propagating detonation and show that it depends on the density and composition of the helium layer, specifically {sup 12}C and {sup 16}O. Detonations in these thin helium layers have speeds slower than the Chapman-Jouget (CJ) speed from complete helium burning, v{sub CJ} = 1.5 × 10{sup 9} cm s{sup –1}. Though gravitationally unbound, the ashes still have unburned helium (?80% in the thinnest cases) and only reach up to heavy elements such as {sup 40}Ca, {sup 44}Ti, {sup 48}Cr, and {sup 52}Fe. It is rare for these thin shells to generate large amounts of {sup 56}Ni. We also find a new set of solutions that can propagate in even thinner helium layers when {sup 16}O is present at a minimum mass fraction of ?0.07. Driven by energy release from ? captures on {sup 16}O and subsequent elements, these slow detonations only create ashes up to {sup 28}Si in the outer detonated He shell. We close by discussing how the unbound helium burning ashes may create faint and fast 'Ia' supernovae as well as events with virtually no radioactivity, and speculate on how the slower helium detonation velocities impact the off-center ignition of a carbon detonation that could cause a Type Ia supernova in the double detonation scenario.

Moore, Kevin; Bildsten, Lars [Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States); Townsley, Dean M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL (United States)

2013-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Spontaneous initiation of detonations in while dwarf environments: Determination of critical sizes.  

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Some explosion models for Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia), such as the gravitationally confined detonation (GCD) or the double detonation sub-Chandrasekhar (DDSC) models, rely on the spontaneous initiation of a detonation in the degenerate {sup 12}C/{sup 16}O material of a white dwarf (WD). The length scales pertinent to the initiation of the detonation are notoriously unresolved in multidimensional stellar simulations, prompting the use of results of one-dimensional simulations at higher resolution, such as those performed for this work, as guidelines for deciding whether or not conditions reached in the higher dimensional full star simulations successfully would lead to the onset of a detonation. Spontaneous initiation relies on the existence of a suitable gradient in self-ignition (induction) times of the fuel, which we set up with a spatially localized nonuniformity of temperature - a hot spot. We determine the critical (smallest) sizes of such hot spots that still marginally result in a detonation in WD matter by integrating the reactive Euler equations with the hydrodynamics code FLASH. We quantify the dependences of the critical sizes of such hot spots on composition, background temperature, peak temperature, geometry, and functional form of the temperature disturbance, many of which were hitherto largely unexplored in the literature. We discuss the implications of our results in the context of modeling of SNe Ia.

Seitenzahl, I. R.; Meakin, C. A.; Townsley, D. M.; Lamb, D. Q.; Truran, J. W. (Physics); (Univ. of Chicago); (Max-Planck Inst. for Astrophysics); (Univ. of Arizona)

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Time-resolved spectroscopic studies of detonating heterogeneous explosives. [HMX and HNS  

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Emission spectroscopy and pulsed-laser-excited Raman scattering methods have been applied to the study of detonating heterogeneous explosives, including PETN, HMX and HNS. Time-resolved spectra of emission from detonating HNS show the evolution of features due to electronically-excited radical species. For HNS, the CN(B-X) system near 388 nm has been studied at a wavelength resolution of 0.5 A. Boltzmann vibrational temperatures have been calculated by comparing the experimental data with computer-simulated spectra. These temperatures are consistent with the expected trend of detonation temperature as a function of charge density. Using 532-nm laser excitation, single-pulse Raman scattering measurements have been made at the free surface of detonating HMX and PETN samples. Monotonic attenuation of Raman scattering intensity over a 100-ns interval is observed after detonation front arrival at the free surface. Depletion of the Raman signal occurs prior to significant loss of the scattered laser light. The significance of the Raman measurements as a possible probe of reaction zone length in detonating explosives is discussed. 21 refs., 11 figs.

Trott, W.M.; Renlund, A.M.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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White paper : the fourth amendment : implications for radiological and nuclear detection.  

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The need to improve the radiation detection architecture has given rise to increased concern over the potential of equipment or procedures to violate the Fourth Amendment. Protecting the rights guaranteed by the Constitution is a foremost value of every government agency. However, protecting U.S. residents and assets from potentially catastrophic threats is also a crucial role of government. In the absence of clear precedent, the fear of potentially violating rights could lead to the rejection of effective and reasonable means that could reduce risks, possibly savings lives and assets. The goal of this document is not to apply case law to determine what the precedent may be if it exists, but rather provide a detailed outline that defines searches and seizures, identifies what precedent exists and what precedent doesn't exist, and explore what the existing (and non-existing) precedent means for the use of radiation detection used inside the nation's borders.

Levey, Brandon Seth

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Large transverse momenta in nuclear interaction at E{sub 0} > 10{sup 16} eV detected in stratosphere  

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A gamma-hadron superfamily of cosmic-rays created by a primary cosmic-ray particle with energy above 10{sup 16} eV was detected at an altitude of 30 km by a stratospheric balloon-borne emulsion chamber. Being of superhigh energy, this event is the unique example in the world statistics of practically pure nuclear interactions in the energy range unattainable for modern accelerators. The present analysis allowed one to estimate the interaction height above the chamber and transverse momenta of the secondaries produced in the interaction. The mean value of transverse momenta appears to be very large ( > 2.5 GeV/c)

Managadze, A. K., E-mail: mng@dec1.sinp.msu.ru; Osedlo, V. I.; Roganova, T. M.; Sveshnikova, L. G. [Moscow State University, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Russian Federation); Galkin, V. I.; Rakobolskaya, I. V. [Moscow State University, Faculty of Physics (Russian Federation); Goncharova, L. A.; Kotelnikov, K. A.; Polukhina, N. G. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Lebedev Institute of Physics (Russian Federation)

2007-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-Based Calculations of the Probability of a Country's Nuclear Proliferation Decisions  

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The first nuclear weapon was detonated in August 1945 over Japan to end World War II. During the past six decades, the majority of the world's countries have abstained from acquiring nuclear weapons. However, a number of countries have explored the nuclear weapons option, 23 in all. Among them, 14 countries have dropped their interest in nuclear weapons after initiating some efforts. And nine of them today possess nuclear weapons. These countries include the five nuclear weapons states - U.S., Russia, U.K., France, and China - and the four non- NPT member states - Israel, India, Pakistan, and North Korea. Many of these countries initially used civilian nuclear power technology development as a basis or cover for their military program. Recent proliferation incidents in Iraq, Iran, and North Korea brought the world together to pay much attention to nuclear nonproliferation. With the expected surge in the use of nuclear energy for power generation by developing countries, the world's nuclear nonproliferation regime needs to be better prepared for potential future challenges. For the world's nuclear nonproliferation regime to effectively cope with any future proliferation attempts, early detection of potentially proliferation-related activities is highly desirable. Early detection allows the international community to respond and take necessary actions - ideally using political and diplomatic influences without resorting to harsh measures such as sanctions or military actions. In this regard, a capability to quantitatively predict the chance of a country's nuclear proliferation intent or activities is of significant interest. There have been various efforts in the research community to understand the determinants of nuclear proliferation and develop quantitative tools to predict nuclear proliferation events. These efforts have shown that information about the political issues surrounding a country's security along with economic development data can be useful to explain the occurrences of proliferation decisions. However, predicting major historical proliferation events using model-based predictions has been unreliable. Nuclear proliferation decisions by a country is affected by three main factors: (1) technology; (2) finance; and (3) political motivation [1]. Technological capability is important as nuclear weapons development needs special materials, detonation mechanism, delivery capability, and the supporting human resources and knowledge base. Financial capability is likewise important as the development of the technological capabilities requires a serious financial commitment. It would be difficult for any state with a gross national product (GNP) significantly less than that of about $100 billion to devote enough annual governmental funding to a nuclear weapon program to actually achieve positive results within a reasonable time frame (i.e., 10 years). At the same time, nuclear proliferation is not a matter determined by a mastery of technical details or overcoming financial constraints. Technology or finance is a necessary condition but not a sufficient condition for nuclear proliferation. At the most fundamental level, the proliferation decision by a state is controlled by its political motivation. To effectively address the issue of predicting proliferation events, all three of the factors must be included in the model. To the knowledge of the authors, none of the exiting models considered the 'technology' variable as part of the modeling. This paper presents an attempt to develop a methodology for statistical modeling and predicting a country's nuclear proliferation decisions. The approach is based on the combined use of data on a country's nuclear technical capability profiles economic development status, security environment factors and internal political and cultural factors. All of the information utilized in the study was from open source literature. (authors)

Li, Jun; Yim, Man-Sung; McNelis, David N. [Department of Nuclear Engineering North Carolina State University (United States)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory and Field Testing of Commercially Available Detectors for the Identification of Chemicals of Interest in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle for the Detection of Undeclared Activities  

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Traditionally, IAEA inspectors have focused on the detection of nuclear indicators as part of infield inspection activities. The ability to rapidly detect and identify chemical as well as nuclear signatures can increase the ability of IAEA inspectors to detect undeclared activities at a site. Identification of chemical indicators have been limited to use in the analysis of environmental samples. Although IAEA analytical laboratories are highly effective, environmental sample processing does not allow for immediate or real-time results to an IAEA inspector at a facility. During a complementary access inspection, under the Additional Protocol, the use of fieldable technologies that can quickly provide accurate information on chemicals that may be indicative of undeclared activities can increase the ability of IAEA to effectively and efficiently complete their mission. The Complementary Access Working Group (CAWG) is a multi-laboratory team with members from Brookhaven National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratory. The team identified chemicals at each stage of the nuclear fuel cycle that may provide IAEA inspectors with indications that proliferation activities may be occurring. The group eliminated all indicators related to equipment, technology and training, developing a list of by-products/effluents, non-nuclear materials, nuclear materials, and other observables. These proliferation indicators were prioritized based on detectability from a conduct of operations (CONOPS) perspective of a CA inspection (for example, whether an inspector actually can access the S&O or whether it is in process with no physical access), and the IAEA’s interest in the detection technology in conjunction with radiation detectors. The list was consolidated to general categories (nuclear materials from a chemical detection technique, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals, halogens, and miscellaneous materials). The team then identified commercial off the shelf (COTS) chemical detectors that may detect the chemicals of interest. Three chemical detectors were selected and tested both in laboratory settings and in field operations settings at Idaho National Laboratory. The instruments selected are: Thermo Scientific TruDefender FT (FTIR), Thermo Scientific FirstDefender RM (Raman), and Bruker Tracer III SD (XRF). Functional specifications, operability, and chemical detectability, selectivity, and limits of detection were determined. Results from the laboratory and field tests will be presented. This work is supported by the Next Generation Safeguards Initiative, Office of Nonproliferation and International Security, National Nuclear Security Administration.

Carla Miller; Mary Adamic; Stacey Barker; Barry Siskind; Joe Brady; Warren Stern; Heidi Smartt; Mike McDaniel; Mike Stern; Rollin Lakis

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection of Minimum-Ionizing Particles and Nuclear Counter Effect with Pure BGO and BSO Crystals with Photodiode Read-out  

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Long BGO (Bismuth Germanate) and BSO (Bismuth Silicate) crystals coupled with silicon photodiodes have been used to detect minimum-ionizing particles(MIP). With a low noise amplifier customized for this purpose, the crystals can detect MIPs with an excellent signal-to-noise ratio. The NCE(Nuclear Counter Effect} is also clearly observed and measured. Effect of full and partial wrapping of a reflector around the crystal on light collection is also studied.

K. Ueno; S. K. Sahu; K. C. Peng; W. S. Hou; C. H. Wang

1997-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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NUCLEOSYNTHESIS IN TWO-DIMENSIONAL DELAYED DETONATION MODELS OF TYPE Ia SUPERNOVA EXPLOSIONS  

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For the explosion mechanism of Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia), different scenarios have been suggested. In these, the propagation of the burning front through the exploding white dwarf (WD) star proceeds in different modes, and consequently imprints of the explosion model on the nucleosynthetic yields can be expected. The nucleosynthetic characteristics of various explosion mechanisms are explored based on three two-dimensional explosion simulations representing extreme cases: a pure turbulent deflagration, a delayed detonation following an approximately spherical ignition of the initial deflagration, and a delayed detonation arising from a highly asymmetric deflagration ignition. Apart from this initial condition, the deflagration stage is treated in a parameter-free approach. The detonation is initiated when the turbulent burning enters the distributed burning regime. This occurs at densities around 10{sup 7} g cm{sup -3}-relatively low as compared to existing nucleosynthesis studies for one-dimensional spherically symmetric models. The burning in these multidimensional models is different from that in one-dimensional simulations as the detonation wave propagates both into unburned material in the high-density region near the center of a WD and into the low-density region near the surface. Thus, the resulting yield is a mixture of different explosive burning products, from carbon-burning products at low densities to complete silicon-burning products at the highest densities, as well as electron-capture products synthesized at the deflagration stage. Detailed calculations of the nucleosynthesis in all three models are presented. In contrast to the deflagration model, the delayed detonations produce a characteristic layered structure and the yields largely satisfy constraints from Galactic chemical evolution. In the asymmetric delayed detonation model, the region filled with electron capture species (e.g., {sup 58}Ni, {sup 54}Fe) is within a shell, showing a large off-set, above the bulk of {sup 56}Ni distribution, while species produced by the detonation are distributed more spherically.

Maeda, K. [Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU), University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583 (Japan); Roepke, F.K.; Fink, M.; Hillebrandt, W.; Travaglio, C. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astrophysik, Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 1, 85741 Garching (Germany); Thielemann, F.-K., E-mail: keiichi.maeda@ipmu.j [Department Physik, Universitaet Basel, CH-4056 Basel (Switzerland)

2010-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Impurity-doped optical shock, detonation and damage location sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A shock, detonation, and damage location sensor providing continuous fiber-optic means of measuring shock speed and damage location, and could be designed through proper cabling to have virtually any desired crush pressure. The sensor has one or a plurality of parallel multimode optical fibers, or a singlemode fiber core, surrounded by an elongated cladding, doped along their entire length with impurities to fluoresce in response to light at a different wavelength entering one end of the fiber(s). The length of a fiber would be continuously shorted as it is progressively destroyed by a shock wave traveling parallel to its axis. The resulting backscattered and shifted light would eventually enter a detector and be converted into a proportional electrical signals which would be evaluated to determine shock velocity and damage location. The corresponding reduction in output, because of the shortening of the optical fibers, is used as it is received to determine the velocity and position of the shock front as a function of time. As a damage location sensor the sensor fiber cracks along with the structure to which it is mounted. The size of the resulting drop in detector output is indicative of the location of the crack.

Weiss, Jonathan D. (Albuquerque, NM)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impurity-doped optical shock, detonation and damage location sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A shock, detonation, and damage location sensor providing continuous fiber-optic means of measuring shock speed and damage location, and could be designed through proper cabling to have virtually any desired crush pressure. The sensor has one or a plurality of parallel multimode optical fibers, or a singlemode fiber core, surrounded by an elongated cladding, doped along their entire length with impurities to fluoresce in response to light at a different wavelength entering one end of the fiber(s). The length of a fiber would be continuously shorted as it is progressively destroyed by a shock wave traveling parallel to its axis. The resulting backscattered and shifted light would eventually enter a detector and be converted into a proportional electrical signals which would be evaluated to determine shock velocity and damage location. The corresponding reduction in output, because of the shortening of the optical fibers, is used as it is received to determine the velocity and position of the shock front as a function of time. As a damage location sensor the sensor fiber cracks along with the structure to which it is mounted. The size of the resulting drop in detector output is indicative of the location of the crack. 8 figs.

Weiss, J.D.

1995-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

437

Double-detonation explosions as progenitors of type Iax supernovae  

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It has recently been proposed that one sub-class of type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) is sufficiently both distinct and common to be classified separately from the bulk of SNe Ia, with a suggested class name of "type Iax supernovae" (SNe Iax), after SN 2002cx. We show that the population properties of this class can be understood if the events originate from helium double-detonation sub-Chandrasekhar mass explosions, in which a carbon--oxygen white dwarf (CO WD) accumulates a helium layer from a non-degenerate helium star. We have incorporated detailed binary evolution calculations for the progenitor systems into a binary population synthesis model to obtain birthrates and delay times for such events. The predicted Galactic event rate is $\\sim$$0.6-1.8\\times 10^{-3}\\,{\\rm yr}^{-1}$, in good agreement with the measured rates of SNe Iax. In addition, predicted delay times are $\\sim$70\\,Myr$-$710\\,Myr, consistent with the fact that SNe Iax have so far only been discovered in late-type galaxies. Based on the CO WD mass...

Wang, Bo; Han, Zhanwen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dispersion model development for open burn/open detonation sources  

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The disposal of obsolete munitions, propellants, and manufacturing wastes is conducted at Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. The most common disposal method is open burning (OB) and open detonation (OD) of the material, which occurs in an earthen pit or bermed area. OB/OD operations generate air pollutants and require predictions of pollutant concentrations. The pollutants include SO{sub 2}, NO{sub x}, particulates, volatile organic compounds and toxic materials such as metals, semivolatile organics, etc. Dispersion models are used to estimate pollutant concentrations given the source and meteorological conditions. However, there is currently no recommended EPA dispersion model to address OB/OD sources. Due to the constraints of existing models, a model development program was initiated under the DOD/DOE Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program. In Section 2, the authors give an overview of the model design which is divided into simple and research components. Sections 3 and 4 describe the simple component which includes Gaussian puff and analytic plume models.

Weil, J.C.; Templeman, B. [Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States); Banta, R.; Weber, R. [NOAA-ETL, Boulder, CO (United States). Environmental Research Labs.; Mitchell, W. [Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring high temperature phenomena related to post-detonation using an electric arc  

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We report a study of materials recovered from a uranium-containing plasma generated by an electric arc. The device used to generate the arc is capable of sustaining temperatures of an eV or higher for up to 100??s. Samples took the form of a 4??m-thick film deposited onto 8 pairs of 17??m-thick Cu electrodes supported on a 25??m-thick Kapton backing and sandwiched between glass plates. Materials recovered from the glass plates and around the electrode tips after passage of an arc were characterized using scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Recovered materials included a variety of crystalline compounds (e.g., UO{sub 2}, UC{sub 2}, UCu{sub 5},) as well as mixtures of uranium and amorphous glass. Most of the materials collected on the glass plates took the form of spherules having a wide range of diameters from tens of nanometers to tens of micrometers. The composition and size of the spherules depended on location, indicating different chemical and physical environments. A theoretical analysis we have carried out suggests that the submicron spherules presumably formed by deposition during the arc discharge, while at the same time the glass plates were strongly heated due to absorption of plasma radiation mainly by islands of deposited metals (Cu, U). The surface temperature of the glass plates is expected to have risen to ?2300?K thus producing a liquefied glass layer, likely diffusions of the deposited metals on the hot glass surface and into this layer were accompanied by chemical reactions that gave rise to the observed materials. These results, together with the compact scale and relatively low cost, suggest that the experimental technique provides a practical approach to investigate the complex physical and chemical processes that occur when actinide-containing material interacts with the environment at high temperature, for example, during fallout formation following a nuclear detonation.

Dai, Z. R., E-mail: dai1@llnl.gov; Crowhurst, J. C.; Grant, C. D.; Knight, K. B.; Tang, V.; Chernov, A. A.; Cook, E. G.; Lotscher, J. P.; Hutcheon, I. D. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551-0808 (United States)

2013-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Flame-driven deflagration-to-detonation transitions in Type Ia supernovae?  

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Although delayed detonation models of thermonuclear explosions of white dwarfs seem promising for reproducing Type Ia supernovae, the transition of the flame propagation mode from subsonic deflagration to supersonic detonation remains hypothetical. A potential instant for this transition to occur is the onset of the distributed burning regime, i.e. the moment when turbulence first affects the internal flame structure. Some studies of the burning microphysics indicate that a deflagration-to-detonation transition may be possible here, provided the turbulent intensities are strong enough. Consequently, the magnitude of turbulent velocity fluctuations generated by the deflagration flame is analyzed at the onset of the distributed burning regime in several three-dimensional simulations of deflagrations in thermonuclear supernovae. It is shown that the corresponding probability density functions fall off towards high turbulent velocity fluctuations much more slowly than a Gaussian distribution. Thus, values claimed to be necessary for triggering a detonation are likely to be found in sufficiently large patches of the flame. Although the microphysical evolution of the burning is not followed and a successful deflagration-to-detonation transition cannot be guaranteed from simulations presented here, the results still indicate that such events may be possible in Type Ia supernova explosions.

F. K. Roepke

2007-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Slang characterization and removal using pulse detonation technology during coal gasification  

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Boiler slagging and fouling as a result of inorganic impurities in combustion gases being deposited on heat transfer tubes have caused severe problems in coal-fired power plant operation. These problems are fuel, system design, and operating condition dependent. Pulse detonation technology for the purpose of removing slag and fouling deposits in coal-fired utility power plant boilers offers great potential. The detonation wave technique based on high impact velocity with sufficient energy and thermal shock on the slag deposited on gas contact surfaces offers a convenient, inexpensive, yet efficient and effective way to supplement existing slag removal methods. These detonation waves have been demonstrated experimentally to have exceptionally high shearing capability important to the task of removing slag and fouling deposits. The experimental results show that the single shot detonation wave is capable of removing the entire slag (types of slag deposited on economizer) even at a distance of 8 in. from the exit of a detonation engine tube. Wave strength and slag orientation also have different effects on the chipping off of the slag. This paper discusses about the results obtained in effectively removing the economizer slag.

Huque, Z.; Mei, D.; Biney, P.O.; Zhou, J.

1997-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY * SAVANNAH RIVER ...  

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and Arms Control - Science-based model development for remote sensing * Nuclear Detonation Detection and Nuclear Forensics - Analysis and identification to distinguish...

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One-Dimensional Shock and Detonation Wave Simulator Philip Caplan Dominic LeBlanc Adam Sirignano Amanda Starr Supervisor: Prof. Andrew J. Higgins April 2012  

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One-Dimensional Shock and Detonation Wave Simulator Philip Caplan Dominic LeBlanc Adam Sirignano of the project was to produce physical and numerical models to illustrate the propagation of shock and detonation is transmitted via their magnetic fields. What are shock & detonation waves? Imagine a line of parked train cars

Peraire, Jaime

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Fluid-Structure Interaction Simulation of Detonation-Driven Rupture Events of Thin-Walled Tubes with a Parallel Adaptive Level Set Method  

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Fluid-Structure Interaction Simulation of Detonation-Driven Rupture Events of Thin-Walled Tubes of Engineering, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ, UK Technically relevant fluid-structure interaction simulation of detonation-induced dy- namic response of thin-walled solid structures requires an efficient detonation solver that can

Deiterding, Ralf

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High-Speed Combustion and Detonation Project Scaling Up for Mira | Argonne  

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High-Speed Combustion and Detonation Project Scaling Up for Mira High-Speed Combustion and Detonation Project Scaling Up for Mira March 26, 2013 Printer-friendly version Researchers at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) are simulating the high-speed combustion and detonation of hydrogen-oxygen mixtures to enable safer and more widespread use of hydrogen as an alternative fuel. This is one of 16 projects in the ALCF's Early Science Program (ESP), which is aimed at preparing key scientific applications for the architecture and scale of Mira, Argonne's new 10-petaflop IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer. Using pre-production time on Mira for real scientific problems, these projects vet the system and gather knowledge that will help future projects take full advantage of Mira's vastly increased power and capabilities when it goes into production later this year.

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Surface chemical reaction of laser ablated aluminum sample for detonation initiation  

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We explore the evolution of metal plasma generated by high laser irradiances and its effect on the surrounding air by using shadowgraph images after laser pulse termination; hence the formation of laser supported detonation and combustion processes has been investigated. The essence of the paper is in observing initiation of chemical reaction between ablated aluminum plasma and oxygen from air by inducing high power laser pulse (>1000 mJ/pulse) and conduct a quantitative comparison of chemically reactive laser initiated waves with the classical detonation of exploding aluminum (dust) cloud in air. Findings in this work may lead to a new method of initiating detonation from metal sample in its bulk form without the need of mixing nano-particles with oxygen for initiation.

Kim, Chang-hwan; Yoh, Jack J. [School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University, 599 Kwanakro, Kwanakgu, Seoul, Korea 151-742 (Korea, Republic of)

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Beyond the bubble catastrophe of Type Ia supernovae: Pulsating Reverse Detonation models  

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We describe a mechanism by which a failed deflagration of a Chandrasekhar-mass carbon-oxygen white dwarf can turn into a successful thermonuclear supernova explosion, without invoking an ad hoc high-density deflagration-detonation transition. Following a pulsating phase, an accretion shock develops above a core of 1 M_sun composed of carbon and oxygen, inducing a converging detonation. A three-dimensional simulation of the explosion produced a kinetic energy of 1.05E51 ergs and 0.70 M_sun of 56Ni, ejecting scarcely 0.01 M_sun of C-O moving at low velocities. The mechanism works under quite general conditions and is flexible enough to account for the diversity of normal Type Ia supernovae. In given conditions the detonation might not occur, which would reflect in peculiar signatures in the gamma and UV-wavelengths

Eduardo Bravo; Domingo Garcia-Senz

2006-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Deflagration-to-detonation transition project. Quarterly report, December 1979-February 1980  

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Progress in a project on deflagration-to-detonation transition (DDT) is reported. The activities of this project pertain primarily to the development of small, safe, low-voltage, hot-wire detonators. Its major goals are: the formulation of a modeling capability for DDT of the explosive 2-(5-cyanotetrazolato)pentaamminecobalt (III) perchlorate (CP); the development of improved DDT materials; the establishment of a data base for corrosion, compatibility, and reliability of CP-loaded detonators; and the design and development of advanced DDT components. Information is included on materials development, component development, and compatibility studies encompassing the thermal and chemical stability of CP in contact with the component materials. (LCL)

Lieberman, M.L. (ed.) [ed.

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemical Concentrations in Field Mice from Open-Detonation Firing Sites TA-36 Minie and TA-39 Point 6 at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

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Field mice (mostly Peromyscus spp.) were collected at two open-detonation (high explosive) firing sites - Minie at Technical Area (TA) 36 and Point 6 at TA-39 - at Los Alamos National Laboratory in August of 2010 and in February of 2011 for chemical analysis. Samples of whole body field mice from both sites were analyzed for target analyte list elements (mostly metals), dioxin/furans, polychlorinated biphenyl congeners, high explosives, and perchlorate. In addition, uranium isotopes were analyzed in a composite sample collected from TA-36 Minie. In general, all constituents, with the exception of lead at TA-39 Point 6, in whole body field mice samples collected from these two open-detonation firing sites were either not detected or they were detected below regional statistical reference levels (99% confidence level), biota dose screening levels, and/or soil ecological chemical screening levels. The amount of lead in field mice tissue collected from TA-39 Point 6 was higher than regional background, and some lead levels in the soil were higher than the ecological screening level for the field mouse; however, these levels are not expected to affect the viability of the populations over the site as a whole.

Fresquez, Philip R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE EFFECT OF THE PRE-DETONATION STELLAR INTERNAL VELOCITY PROFILE ON THE NUCLEOSYNTHETIC YIELDS IN TYPE Ia SUPERNOVA  

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A common model of the explosion mechanism of Type Ia supernovae is based on a delayed detonation of a white dwarf. A variety of models differ primarily in the method by which the deflagration leads to a detonation. A common feature of the models, however, is that all of them involve the propagation of the detonation through a white dwarf that is either expanding or contracting, where the stellar internal velocity profile depends on both time and space. In this work, we investigate the effects of the pre-detonation stellar internal velocity profile and the post-detonation velocity of expansion on the production of {alpha}-particle nuclei, including {sup 56}Ni, which are the primary nuclei produced by the detonation wave. We perform one-dimensional hydrodynamic simulations of the explosion phase of the white dwarf for center and off-center detonations with five different stellar velocity profiles at the onset of the detonation. In order to follow the complex flows and to calculate the nucleosynthetic yields, approximately 10,000 tracer particles were added to every simulation. We observe two distinct post-detonation expansion phases: rarefaction and bulk expansion. Almost all the burning to {sup 56}Ni occurs only in the rarefaction phase, and its expansion timescale is influenced by pre-existing flow structure in the star, in particular by the pre-detonation stellar velocity profile. We find that the mass fractions of the {alpha}-particle nuclei, including {sup 56}Ni, are tight functions of the empirical physical parameter {rho}{sub up}/v{sub down}, where {rho}{sub up} is the mass density immediately upstream of the detonation wave front and v{sub down} is the velocity of the flow immediately downstream of the detonation wave front. We also find that v{sub down} depends on the pre-detonation flow velocity. We conclude that the properties of the pre-existing flow, in particular the internal stellar velocity profile, influence the final isotopic composition of burned matter produced by the detonation.

Kim, Yeunjin; Jordan, G. C. IV; Graziani, Carlo; Lamb, D. Q.; Truran, J. W. [Astronomy Department, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Meyer, B. S. [Physics and Astronomy Department, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geometric Scaling for a Detonation Wave Governed by a Pressure-Dependent Reaction Rate and Yielding Confinement  

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The propagation of detonation waves in reactive media bounded by an inert, compressible layer is examined via computational simulations in two different geometries, axisymmetric cylinders and two dimensional, planar slabs. For simplicity, an ideal gas equation of state is used with a pressure-dependent reaction rate that results in a stable detonation wave structure. The detonation is initiated as an ideal Chapman-Jouguet (CJ) detonation with a one-dimensional structure, and then allowed to propagate into a finite diameter or thickness layer of explosive surrounded by an inert layer. The yielding confinement of the inert layer results in the detonation wave decaying to a sub-CJ steady state velocity or failing entirely. Simulations are performed with different values of the reaction rate pressure exponent (n = 2 and 3) and different impedance confinement (greater than, less than, and equal to the confinement of the explosive). The velocity decrement and critical dimension (critical diameter or thickness) are ...

Jianling, Li; Higgins, Andrew J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LA-UR-11-05233 Page 1 Session 3: High Explosive Topics Modeling of Detonation Propagation  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

233 233 Page 1 Session 3: High Explosive Topics Modeling of Detonation Propagation Tariq D. Aslam Los Alamos National Laboratory Summary A simple methodology for propagation of detonation waves, Detonation Shock Dynamics (DSD), is presented. Theory, experiments and computational issues regarding DSD will be addressed. Introduction Detonation Shock Dynamics is based on a weak curvature, quasi-steady analysis of the compressible reactive Euler equations. See [1] for a recent review of the field. The key result from DSD is that to a first order approximation, a detonation wave will propagate normal to itself at a velocity related to its local curvature. This is expressed as a D n -k relation. This D n -k relation is an intrinsic propagation rule (i.e., all

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Off-center ignition in type Ia supernova: I. Initial evolution and implications for delayed detonation  

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The explosion of a carbon-oxygen white dwarf as a Type Ia supernova is known to be sensitive to the manner in which the burning is ignited. Studies of the pre-supernova evolution suggest asymmetric, off-center ignition, and here we explore its consequences in two- and three-dimensional simulations. Compared with centrally ignited models, one-sided ignitions initially burn less and release less energy. For the distributions of ignition points studied, ignition within two hemispheres typically leads to the unbinding of the white dwarf, while ignition within a small fraction of one hemisphere does not. We also examine the spreading of the blast over the surface of the white dwarf that occurs as the first plumes of burning erupt from the star. In particular, our studies test whether the collision of strong compressional waves can trigger a detonation on the far side of the star as has been suggested by Plewa et al. (2004). The maximum temperature reached in these collisions is sensitive to how much burning and expansion has already gone on, and to the dimensionality of the calculation. Though detonations are sometimes observed in 2D models, none ever happens in the corresponding 3D calculations. Collisions between the expansion fronts of multiple bubbles also seem, in the usual case, unable to ignite a detonation. "Gravitationally confined detonation" is therefore not a robust mechanism for the explosion. Detonation may still be possible in these models however, either following a pulsation or by spontaneous detonation if the turbulent energy is high enough.

F. K. Roepke; S. E. Woosley; W. Hillebrandt

2006-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulations of flame acceleration and deflagration-to-detonation transitions in methane-air systems  

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Flame acceleration and deflagration-to-detonation transitions (DDT) in large obstructed channels filled with a stoichiometric methane-air mixture are simulated using a single-step reaction mechanism. The reaction parameters are calibrated using known velocities and length scales of laminar flames and detonations. Calculations of the flame dynamics and DDT in channels with obstacles are compared to previously reported experimental data. The results obtained using the simple reaction model qualitatively, and in many cases, quantitatively match the experiments and are found to be largely insensitive to small variations in model parameters. (author)

Kessler, D.A.; Gamezo, V.N.; Oran, E.S. [Laboratory for Computational Physics and Fluid Dynamics, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC (United States)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Small-angle neutron scattering study of high-pressure sintered detonation nanodiamonds  

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The structure of detonation diamonds sintered at a high pressure (7 GPa) and temperatures of 1200-1700 Degree-Sign C has been investigated by small-angle neutron scattering. It is shown that sintering leads to an increase in the particle size from 6 to 30 nm and established that this increase is due to the chainlike oriented attachment of particles. This study supplements the oriented-attachment model, which was suggested based on the X-ray diffraction spectra of detonation nanodiamonds (DNDs) sintered under the same conditions.

Kidalov, S. V.; Shakhov, F. M., E-mail: fedor.shakhov@mail.ioffe.ru [Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian Federation); Lebedev, V. T.; Orlova, D. N.; Grushko, Yu. S. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Konstantinov St. Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (Russian Federation)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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DOUBLE-DETONATION SUB-CHANDRASEKHAR SUPERNOVAE: SYNTHETIC OBSERVABLES FOR MINIMUM HELIUM SHELL MASS MODELS  

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In the double-detonation scenario for Type Ia supernovae, it is suggested that a detonation initiates in a shell of helium-rich material accreted from a companion star by a sub-Chandrasekhar-mass white dwarf. This shell detonation drives a shock front into the carbon-oxygen white dwarf that triggers a secondary detonation in the core. The core detonation results in a complete disruption of the white dwarf. Earlier studies concluded that this scenario has difficulties in accounting for the observed properties of Type Ia supernovae since the explosion ejecta are surrounded by the products of explosive helium burning in the shell. Recently, however, it was proposed that detonations might be possible for much less massive helium shells than previously assumed (Bildsten et al.). Moreover, it was shown that even detonations of these minimum helium shell masses robustly trigger detonations of the carbon-oxygen core (Fink et al.). Therefore, it is possible that the impact of the helium layer on observables is less than previously thought. Here, we present time-dependent multi-wavelength radiative transfer calculations for models with minimum helium shell mass and derive synthetic observables for both the optical and {gamma}-ray spectral regions. These differ strongly from those found in earlier simulations of sub-Chandrasekhar-mass explosions in which more massive helium shells were considered. Our models predict light curves that cover both the range of brightnesses and the rise and decline times of observed Type Ia supernovae. However, their colors and spectra do not match the observations. In particular, their B - V colors are generally too red. We show that this discrepancy is mainly due to the composition of the burning products of the helium shell of the Fink et al. models which contain significant amounts of titanium and chromium. Using a toy model, we also show that the burning products of the helium shell depend crucially on its initial composition. This leads us to conclude that good agreement between sub-Chandrasekhar-mass explosions and observed Type Ia supernovae may still be feasible but further study of the shell properties is required.

Kromer, M.; Sim, S. A.; Fink, M.; Roepke, F. K.; Seitenzahl, I. R.; Hillebrandt, W., E-mail: mkromer@mpa-garching.mpg.d [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astrophysik, Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 1, D-85748 Garching (Germany)

2010-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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The piston-flow interaction as a model for the deflagration-to-detonation transition  

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The piston-flow interaction induced by a piston pushing hydraulically resisted gas through a long tube is discussed. It is shown that the hydraulic resistance causes a significant precompression and preheating of the gas adjacent to the piston's edge. In the case of an explosive premixture this development may lead to a localized autoignition triggering detonation. It is suggested that the problem may serve as a guide for understanding the deflagration-to-detonation transition in tubes, with the piston modeling the impact of the advancing flame. (author)

Brailovsky, Irina; Kagan, Leonid; Sivashinsky, Gregory [Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv University (Israel)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Flashing Dark Matter-- Gamma-Ray Bursts from Relativistic Detonations of Electro-Dilaton Stars  

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We speculate that the universe is filled with stars composed of electromagnetic and dilaton fields which are the sources of the powerful gamma-ray bursts impinging upon us from all directions of the universe. We calculate soliton-like solutions of these fields and show that their energy can be converted into a relativistic plasma in an explosive way. As in classical detonation theory the conversion proceeds by a relativistic self-similar solution for a spherical detonation wave which extracts the energy from the scalar field via a plasma in the wave front.

V. Folomeev; V. Gurovich; H. Kleinert; H. -J. Schmidt

2002-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

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High temperature erosion and fatigue resistance of a detonation gun chromium carbide coating for steam turbines  

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Chromium carbide based detonation gun coatings have been shown to be capable of protecting steam turbine components from particle erosion. To be usable, however, erosion resistant coatings must not degrade the fatigue characteristics of the coated components. Recent studies of the fatigue properties of a detonation gun coated martensitic substrate at 538 C (1,000 F) will be presented with an emphasis on its long term performance. This study will show the retention of acceptable fatigue performance of coated substrates into the high cycle regime, and will include a discussion on the mechanism of fatigue.

Quets, J.M.; Walsh, P.N. [Praxair Surface Technologies, Inc., Indianapolis, IN (United States); Srinivasan, V. [Westinghouse Electric Corp., Orlando, FL (United States); Tucker, R.C. Jr. [Praxair Surface Technologies, Inc., Indianapolis, IN (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Shockwave and detonation studies at ITEP-TWAC proton radiography facility  

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In recent years studies of shock and detonation wave phenomena at extreme dynamic conditions were performed at proton radiography facility developed at the 800 MeV proton beam line of ITEP Terawatt Accelerator (ITEP-TWAC). The facility provides a multi-frame imaging capability at 50 ?m spatial and 70 ns temporal resolution. The results of latest studies conducted there are presented including explosion and detonation of pressed and emulsion high explosives shock-induced dense non-ideal plasma of argon and xenon and shock loading of non-uniform metal surfaces. New compact explosive generators developed specifically for a use at proton radiography facilities are also presented.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Fuel Cycle & Vulnerabilities  

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The objective of safeguards is the timely detection of diversion of significant quantities of nuclear material from peaceful nuclear activities to the manufacture of nuclear weapons or of other nuclear explosive devices or for purposes unknown, and deterrence of such diversion by the risk of early detection. The safeguards system should be designed to provide credible assurances that there has been no diversion of declared nuclear material and no undeclared nuclear material and activities.

Boyer, Brian D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of groundwater flow and transport at the Shoal underground nuclear test: An interim report  

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Since 1962, all United States nuclear tests have been conducted underground. A consequence of this testing has been the deposition of large amounts of radioactive materials in the subsurface, sometimes in direct contact with groundwater. The majority of this testing occurred on the Nevada Test Site, but a limited number of experiments were conducted in other locations. One of these is the subject of this report, the Project Shoal Area (PSA), located about 50 km southeast of Fallon, Nevada. The Shoal test consisted of a 12-kiloton-yield nuclear detonation which occurred on October 26, 1963. Project Shoal was part of studies to enhance seismic detection of underground nuclear tests, in particular, in active earthquake areas. Characterization of groundwater contamination at the Project Shoal Area is being conducted by the US Department of Energy (DOE) under the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (FFACO) with the State of Nevada Department of Environmental Protection and the US Department of Defense (DOD). This order prescribes a Corrective Action Strategy (Appendix VI), which, as applied to underground nuclear tests, involves preparing a Corrective Action Investigation Plan (CAIP), Corrective Action Decision Document (CADD), Corrective Action Plan, and Closure Report. The scope of the CAIP is flow and transport modeling to establish contaminant boundaries that are protective of human health and the environment. This interim report describes the current status of the flow and transport modeling for the PSA.

Pohll, G.; Chapman, J.; Hassan, A.; Papelis, C.; Andricevic, R.; Shirley, C.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of an advanced fault detection system using Koeberg nuclear power plant data / H.L. Pelo.  

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??The control and protection system of early nuclear power plants (Generation II) have been designed and built on the then reliable analog system. Technology has… (more)

Pelo, Herbert Leburu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Detonation of Aluminum Suspensions in Air and in Oxygen  

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The process of initiation and propagation in shock tube of stationary detonations in suspensions of the Al-particles of...?m didn’t ignited neither in air medium nor in the oxygen one. Al-air-suspensions with sca...

A. A. Borisov; B. A. Khasainov; E. L. Saneev…

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanisms of deflagration-to-detonation transition under initiation by high-voltage nanosecond discharges  

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An experimental study of detonation initiation in a stoichiometric propane-oxygen mixture by a high-voltage nanosecond gas discharge was performed in a detonation tube with a single-cell discharge chamber. The discharge study performed in this geometry showed that three modes of discharge development were realized under the experimental conditions: a spark mode with high-temperature channel formation, a streamer mode with nonuniform gas excitation, and a transient mode. Under spark and transient initiation, simultaneous ignition inside the discharge channel occurred, forming a shock wave and leading to a conventional deflagration-to-detonation transition (DDT) via an adiabatic explosion. The DDT length and time at 1 bar of initial pressure in the square smooth tube with a 20-mm transverse size amounted to 50 mm and 50{mu}s, respectively. The streamer mode of discharge development at an initial pressure of 1 bar resulted in nonuniform mixture excitation and a successful DDT via a gradient mechanism, which was confirmed by high-speed time resolved ICCD imaging. The gradient mechanism implied a longer DDT time of 150{mu}s, a DDT run-up distance of 50 mm, and an initiation energy of 1 J, which is two orders of magnitude less than the direct initiation energy for a planar detonation under these conditions. (author)

Rakitin, Aleksandr E.; Starikovskii, Andrei Yu. [Physics of Nonequilibrium Systems Lab, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 9 Institutski Lane, Dolgoprudny 141700 (Russian Federation)

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical modeling of semiconductor bridge (SCB) BNCP detonators with electrochemical capacitor firing sets  

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In this paper the authors describe computer models that simulate the electrical characteristics and hence, the firing characteristics and performance of a semiconductor bridge (SCB) detonator for the initiation of BNCP [tetraammine-cis-bis (5-nitro-2H-tetrazolato-N{sup 2}) cobalt(III) perchlorate]. The electrical data and resultant models provide new insights into the fundamental behavior of SCB detonators, particularly with respect to the initiation mechanism and the interaction of the explosive powder with the SCB. One model developed, the Thermal Feedback Model, considers the total energy budget for the system, including the time evolution of the energy delivered to the powder by the electrical circuit, as well as that released by the ignition and subsequent chemical reaction of the powder. The authors also present data obtained using a new low-voltage firing set which employed an advanced electrochemical capacitor having a nominal capacitance of 350,000 {micro}F at 9 V, the maximum voltage rating for this particular device. A model for this firing set and detonator was developed by making measurements of the intrinsic capacitance and equivalent series resistance (ESR < 10 m{Omega}) of a single device. This model was then used to predict the behavior of BNCP SCB detonators fired alone, as well as in a multishot, parallel-string configuration using a firing set composed of either a single 9 V electrochemical capacitor or two of the capacitors wired in series and charged to 18 V.

Marx, K.D. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States); Ingersoll, D.; Bickes, R.W. Jr. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fracture response of externally flawed aluminum cylindrical shells under internal gaseous detonation loading  

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Fracture response of externally flawed aluminum cylindrical shells under internal gaseous. Experiments were performed to observe the fracture behavior of thin- wall and initially-flawed aluminum tubes to different fracture events are analyzed. Keywords: tube fracture, detonation, crack branching, crack curving

Barr, Al

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PBX 9404 detonation copper cylinder tests: a comparison of new and aged material  

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We present detonation copper cylinder test results on aged PBX 9404 (94 wt% HMX, 3 wt% CEF, 2.9 wt% NC, 0.1 wt% DPA) explosive. The charges were newly pressed from 37.5 year-old molding powder. We compare these results to equivalent data performed on the same lot when it was 3.5 years old. Comparison of the detonation energy inferred from detonation speed to that inferred from wall motion suggests that the HMX energy is unchanged but the NC energy has decreased to {approx}25% of its original value. The degradation of explosives and their binders is a subject of continual interest. Secondary explosives such as HMX are sufficiently stable near room temperature that they do not measurably degrade over a period of at least several decades. For formulated systems the bigger concern is binder degradation, for which the three main issues are strength, initiation safety, and (if the binder is energetic) energy content. In this paper we examine the detonation energy of new and aged PBX 9404 (94 wt% HMX, 3 wt% tris-{beta} chloroethylphosphate (CEF), 2.9 wt% nitrocellulose (NC), 0.1 wt% diphenylamine (DPA) [1, 2]), measured via the detonation copper cylinder test. In 1959, two independent PBX 9404 accidents [3] raised serious concerns about the safety of the formulation. Over about a decade's time, Los Alamos pursued a safer, energetically equivalent replacement, which ultimately became PBX 9501. In order to accurately compare the performance of the PBX 9404 and PBX 9501 formulations, W. Campbell and R. Engelke (C & E) developed a stringent cylinder test protocol that they called the Los Alamos Precision Cylinder Test [4]. The present aging study is possible because excellent PBX 9404 data from those qualification tests endures.

Hill, Larry G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mier, Robert [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Briggs, Matthew E [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulation of detonation structures using a thermodynamically consistent and fully conservative reactive flow model for multi-component computations  

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...there have been many advances in detonation modelling...apparent in figure 7 c. Recent experimental investigation...support by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research...mixtures. In 42nd AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting and Exhibit...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NRC Job Code V6060: Extended in-situ and real time monitoring. Task 4: Detection and monitoring of leaks at nuclear power plants external to structures  

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In support of Task 4 of the NRC study on compliance with 10 CFR part 20.1406, minimization of contamination, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) conducted a one-year scoping study, in concert with a parallel study performed by NRC/NRR staff, on monitoring for leaks at nuclear power plants (NPPs) external to structures. The objective of this task-4 study is to identify and assess those sensors and monitoring techniques for early detection of abnormal radioactive releases from the engineered facility structures, systems and components (SSCs) to the surrounding underground environment in existing NPPs and planned new reactors. As such, methods of interest include: (1) detection of anomalous water content of soils surrounding SSCs, (2) radionuclides contained in the leaking water, and (3) secondary signals such as temperature. ANL work scope includes mainly to (1) identify, in concert with the nuclear industry, the sensors and techniques that have most promise to detect radionuclides and/or associated chemical releases from SSCs of existing NPPs and (2) review and provide comments on the results of the NRC/NRR staff scoping study to identify candidate technologies. This report constitutes the ANL deliverable of the task-4 study. It covers a survey of sensor technologies and leak detection methods currently applied to leak monitoring at NPPs. The survey also provides a technology evaluation that identifies their strength and deficiency based on their detection speed, sensitivity, range and reliability. Emerging advanced technologies that are potentially capable of locating releases, identifying the radionuclides, and estimating their concentrations and distributions are also included in the report along with suggestions of required further research and development.

Sheen, S. H. (Nuclear Engineering Division)

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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From detonation to diapers: Los Alamos computer codes at core of advanced  

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From detonation to diapers From detonation to diapers Los Alamos computer codes at core of advanced manufacturing tools The computer codes used for predictive fluid modeling are part of the Los Alamos Computational Fluid Dynamics Library. July 27, 2011 This simulation of a droplet of liquid falling into a pool of liquid was modeled using Los Alamos National Laboratory's Computational Fluid Dynamics Library This simulation of a droplet of liquid falling into a pool of liquid was modeled using Los Alamos National Laboratory's Computational Fluid Dynamics Library (CFDLib), which was also used by Procter and Gamble to simulate a manufacturing process. The computer code is now available to help American industries become more competitive. Contact James Rickman Communicatons Office (505) 665-9203

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Propagation Distance Required to Reach Steady-State Detonation Velocity in Finite-Sized Charges  

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The decay of a detonation wave from its initial CJ velocity to its final, steady state velocity upon encountering a finite thickness or diameter charge is investigated numerically and theoretically. The numerical simulations use an ideal gas equation of state and pressure dependent reaction rate in order to ensure a stable wave structure. The confinement is also treated as an ideal gas with variable impedance. The velocity decay along the centerline is extracted from the simulations and compared to predictions base on a front evolution equation that uses the steady state detonation velocity-front curvature relation ($D_n-\\kappa$). This model fails to capture the finite signaling speed of the leading rarefaction resulting from the interaction with the yielding confinement. This signaling speed is verified to be the maximum signal velocity occurring in the ideal ZND wave structure of the initial CJ velocity. A simple heuristic model based on the rarefaction generated by a one-dimensional interaction between the...

Li, Jianling; Higgins, Andrew J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detonation product equation-of-state directly from the cylinder test  

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A quasi-analytic method is presented for obtaining the detonation-product expansion isentrope directly from cylinder test data. The idea actually dates to G.I. Taylor`s invention of the cylinder test--though he did not implement it for lack of data--but has received little attention since. The method uses the fact that the pressure may be determined from the measured wall trajectory, whereupon the associated specific volume follows from the equations of continuity and momentum. Using the HMX-based explosive PBX9501 as an example, the method makes a good prediction of the detonation pressure and the basic form of {gamma}, the isentropic exponent. However, the model isentrope is slightly low in the mid-range, perhaps because the standard cylinder test is not optimal for this analysis. A better-suited design is proposed, and a simple ad-hoc correction is offered that reconciles the standard test.

Hill, L.G.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Detonative Propagation and Accelerative Expansion of the Crab Nebula Shock Front  

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The accelerative expansion of the Crab Nebula’s outer envelope is a mystery in dynamics, as a conventional expanding blast wave decelerates when bumping into the surrounding interstellar medium. Here we show that the strong relativistic pulsar wind bumping into its surrounding nebula induces energy-generating processes and initiates a detonation wave that propagates outward to form the current outer edge, namely, the shock front, of the nebula. The resulting detonation wave, with a reactive downstream, then provides the needed power to maintain propagation of the shock front. Furthermore, relaxation of the curvature-induced reduction of the propagation velocity from the initial state of formation to the asymptotic, planar state of Chapman-Jouguet propagation explains the observed accelerative expansion. Potential richness in incorporating reactive fronts in the description of various astronomical phenomena is expected.

Yang Gao and Chung K. Law

2011-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational and theoretical analysis of weak and strong transverse-wave structures in gaseous detonations  

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Two-dimensional simulation results are presented that capture at great detail the temporal evolution of Mach reflection triple point sub-structures intrinsic to gaseous detonation waves. The observed patterns are classified by shock polar analysis for realistic, thermally perfect but nonreactive gases. A diagram of the transition boundaries between possible Mach reflection structures is constructed and found to be in good agreement with the computational results.

Deiterding, Ralf [ORNL] [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Critical velocities for deflagration and detonation triggered by voids in a REBO high explosive  

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The effects of circular voids on the shock sensitivity of a two-dimensional model high explosive crystal are considered. We simulate a piston impact using molecular dynamics simulations with a Reactive Empirical Bond Order (REBO) model potential for a sub-micron, sub-ns exothermic reaction in a diatomic molecular solid. The probability of initiating chemical reactions is found to rise more suddenly with increasing piston velocity for larger voids that collapse more deterministically. A void with radius as small as 10 nm reduces the minimum initiating velocity by a factor of 4. The transition at larger velocities to detonation is studied in a micron-long sample with a single void (and its periodic images). The reaction yield during the shock traversal increases rapidly with velocity, then becomes a prompt, reliable detonation. A void of radius 2.5 nm reduces the critical velocity by 10% from the perfect crystal. A Pop plot of the time-to-detonation at higher velocities shows a characteristic pressure dependence.

Herring, Stuart Davis [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Germann, Timothy C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jensen, Niels G [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thrust measurement method verification and analytical studies on a liquid-fueled pulse detonation engine  

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Abstract In order to test the feasibility of a new thrust stand system based on impulse thrust measurement method, a liquid-fueled pulse detonation engine (PDE) is designed and built. Thrust performance of the engine is obtained by direct thrust measurement with a force transducer and indirect thrust measurement with an eddy current displacement sensor (ECDS). These two sets of thrust data are compared with each other to verify the accuracy of the thrust performance. Then thrust data measured by the new thrust stand system are compared with the verified thrust data to test its feasibility. The results indicate that thrust data from the force transducer and ECDS system are consistent with each other within the range of measurement error. Though the thrust data from the impulse thrust measurement system is a litter lower than that from the force transducer due to the axial momentum losses of the detonation jet, the impulse thrust measurement method is valid when applied to measure the averaged thrust of PDE. Analytical models of PDE are also discussed in this paper. The analytical thrust performance is higher than the experimental data due to ignoring the losses during the deflagration to detonation transition process. Effect of equivalence ratio on the engine thrust performance is investigated by utilizing the modified analytical model. Thrust reaches maximum at the equivalence ratio of about 1.1.

Jie Lu; Longxi Zheng; Zhiwu Wang; Changxin Peng; Xinggu Chen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrodynamic Modeling of Air Blast Propagation from the Humble Redwood Chemical High Explosive Detonations Using GEODYN  

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Two-dimensional axisymmetric hydrodynamic models were developed using GEODYN to simulate the propagation of air blasts resulting from a series of high explosive detonations conducted at Kirtland Air Force Base in August and September of 2007. Dubbed Humble Redwood I (HR-1), these near-surface chemical high explosive detonations consisted of seven shots of varying height or depth of burst. Each shot was simulated numerically using GEODYN. An adaptive mesh refinement scheme based on air pressure gradients was employed such that the mesh refinement tracked the advancing shock front where sharp discontinuities existed in the state variables, but allowed the mesh to sufficiently relax behind the shock front for runtime efficiency. Comparisons of overpressure, sound speed, and positive phase impulse from the GEODYN simulations were made to the recorded data taken from each HR-1 shot. Where the detonations occurred above ground or were shallowly buried (no deeper than 1 m), the GEODYN model was able to simulate the sound speeds, peak overpressures, and positive phase impulses to within approximately 1%, 23%, and 6%, respectively, of the actual recorded data, supporting the use of numerical simulation of the air blast as a forensic tool in determining the yield of an otherwise unknown explosion.

Chipman, V D

2011-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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HELIUM SHELL DETONATIONS ON LOW-MASS WHITE DWARFS AS A POSSIBLE EXPLANATION FOR SN 2005E  

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Recently, several Type Ib supernovae (SNe; with the prototypical SN 2005E) have been shown to have atypical properties. These SNe are faint (absolute peak magnitude of {approx} - 15) and fast SNe that show unique composition. They are inferred to have low ejecta mass (a few tenths of a solar mass) and to be highly enriched in calcium, but poor in silicon elements and nickel. These SNe were therefore suggested to belong to a new class of calcium-rich faint SNe explosions. Their properties were proposed to be the result of helium detonations that may occur on helium accreting white dwarfs. In this paper, we theoretically study the scenario of helium detonations and focus on the results of detonations in accreted helium layers on low-mass carbon-oxygen (CO) cores. We present new results from one-dimensional simulations of such explosions, including their light curves and spectra. We find that when the density of the helium layer is low enough the helium detonation produces large amounts of intermediate elements, such as calcium and titanium, together with a large amount of unburnt helium. Alternatively, enough carbon enrichment of the accreted helium as a result of convective undershoot at the early stages of the runaway can avoid the production of iron group elements as the alpha particles are consumed avoiding iron production. Our results suggest that the properties of calcium-rich faint SNe could indeed be consistent with the helium-detonation scenario on small CO cores. Above a certain density (larger CO cores) the detonation leaves mainly {sup 56}Ni and unburnt helium, and the predicted spectrum will unlikely fit the unique features of this class of SNe. Finally, none of our studied models reproduces the bright, fast-evolving light curves of another type of peculiar SNe suggested to originate in helium detonations (SNe 1885A, 1939B, and 2002bj).

Waldman, Roni; Livne, Eli; Glasner, Ami [Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91904 (Israel); Sauer, Daniel [Stockholm University, Department for Astronomy, AlbaNova University Center, 106 91 Stockholm (Sweden); Perets, Hagai [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Mazzali, Paolo [Max-Planck Institut fuer Astrophysik, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 1, 85748 Garching (Germany); Truran, James W. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Gal-Yam, Avishay [Benoziyo Center for Astrophysics, Faculty of Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100 (Israel)

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A flow integrated DSD hydrodynamics strategy for computing the motion of detonation of insensitive high explosives on an Eulerian grid  

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The detonation structure in many insensitive high explosives consists of two temporally disparate zones of heat release. In PBX 9502, there is a fast reaction zone ({approx} 25 ns) during which reactants are converted to gaseous products and small carbon clusters, followed by a slower regime ({approx} 250 ns) of carbon coagulation. A hybrid approach for determining the propagation of two-stage heat release detonations has been developed that utilizes a detonation shock dynamics (DSD) based strategy for the fast reaction zone with a direct hydrodynamic simulation of the flow in the slow zone. Unlike a standard DSD/programmed bum formulation, the evolution of the fast zone DSD-like surface is coupled to the flow in the slow reaction zone. We have termed this formulation flow integrated detonation shock dynamics (FIDSD). The purpose of the present paper is to show how the FIDSD formulation can be applied to detonation propagation on an Eulerian grid using an algorithm based on level set interface tracking and a ghost fluid approach.

Short, Mark [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Aslam, Tariq D [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Origin of a signal detected with the LSD detector after the accident at the chernobyl nuclear power plant  

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A rare signal was detected at 23:53 Moscow time on April 27, 1986 with the LSD low-background scintillation detector located under Mont Blanc at a distance of 1820 km from Chernobyl. To reveal the origin of this signal, we discuss the results obtained with other instruments operating within a similar program, as well as analyze the characteristics of the pulses of the signal and facts referring to the explosion of the Chernobyl reactor. A hypothesis based on detection with the LSD of gamma-quanta from {beta} decays of {sup 135}I nuclei ejected into atmosphere by the reactor explosion and carried in the underground detector camera with air of positive ventilation is considered. The explosion origin of the LSD signal indicates a new technogenic source of the background in the search for neutrino bursts from cores of collapsing stars.

Agafonova, N. Yu., E-mail: natagafonova@gmail.com; Malgin, A. S., E-mail: malgin@lngs.infn.it [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Fulgione, W. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, and Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino, Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario (Italy)] [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, and Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino, Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario (Italy)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Fundamental Properties of Non-equilibrium Laser-Supported Detonation Wave  

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For developing laser propulsion, it is very important to analyze the mechanism of Laser-Supported Detonation (LSD), because it can generate high pressure and high temperature to be used by laser propulsion can be categorized as one type of hypersonic reacting flows, where exothermicity is supplied not by chemical reaction but by radiation absorption. I have numerically simulated the 1-D and Quasi-1-D LSD waves propagating through an inert gas, which absorbs CO2 gasdynamic laser, using a 2-temperature model. Calculated results show the fundamental properties of the non-equilibrium LSD Waves.

Shiraishi, Hiroyuki [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Daido Institute of Technology, 10-3 Taki-haru-cho, Minami-ku, Nagoya (Japan)

2004-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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High-temperature hydrogen-air-steam detonation experiments in the BNL small-scale development apparatus  

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The Small-Scale Development Apparatus (SSDA) was constructed to provide a preliminary set of experimental data to characterize the effect of temperature on the ability of hydrogen-air-steam mixtures to undergo detonations and, equally important, to support design of the larger scale High-Temperature Combustion Facility (HTCF) by providing a test bed for solution of a number of high-temperature design and operational problems. The SSDA, the central element of which is a 10-cm inside diameter, 6.1-m long tubular test vessel designed to permit detonation experiments at temperatures up to 700K, was employed to study self-sustained detonations in gaseous mixtures of hydrogen, air, and steam at temperatures between 300K and 650K at a fixed initial pressure of 0.1 MPa. Hydrogen-air mixtures with hydrogen composition from 9 to 60 percent by volume and steam fractions up to 35 percent by volume were studied for stoichiometric hydrogen-air-steam mixtures. Detonation cell size measurements provide clear evidence that the effect of hydrogen-air gas mixture temperature, in the range 300K-650K, is to decrease cell size and, hence, to increase the sensitivity of the mixture to undergo detonations. The effect of steam content, at any given temperature, is to increase the cell size and, thereby, to decrease the sensitivity of stoichiometric hydrogen-air mixtures. The hydrogen-air detonability limits for the 10-cm inside diameter SSDA test vessel, based upon the onset of single-head spin, decreased from 15 percent hydrogen at 300K down to between 9 and 10 percent hydrogen at 650K. The one-dimensional ZND model does a very good job at predicting the overall trends in the cell size data over the range of hydrogen-air-steam mixture compositions and temperature studied in the experiments.

Ciccarelli, G.; Ginsburg, T.; Boccio, J.; Economos, C.; Finfrock, C.; Gerlach, L. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Sato, K.; Kinoshita, M. [Nuclear Power Engineering Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bonus -- Cameras Designed to Strengthen Nuclear Security Can...  

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Bonus -- Cameras Designed to Strengthen Nuclear Security Can Also Detect Cancer Bonus -- Cameras Designed to Strengthen Nuclear Security Can Also Detect Cancer November 17, 2010 -...

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Combating nuclear terrorism | Y-12 National Security Complex  

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uranium in multiple forms and enrichments to test nuclear detection devices. Y-12's Nuclear Detection and Sensor Testing Center and other site programs are invaluable in...

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Nuclear Energy  

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Nuclear Energy ... A brief summary of the history and key concepts of nuclear energy. ... Nuclear / Radiochemistry ...

Charles D. Mickey

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear batteries  

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Nuclear batteries ... Describes the structure, operation, and application of nuclear batteries. ... Nuclear / Radiochemistry ...

Alfred B. Garrett

1956-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Effect of Spatial Heterogeneity on Near-Limit Propagation of a Stable Detonation  

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The effect of introducing a spatial heterogeneity into an explosive medium is studied computationally by examining the detonation velocity near the limit to propagation in a thin explosive layer. The explosive system studied is an ideal gas with a single exothermic reaction governed by a pressure-dependent reaction rate ($p^n$) with a pressure exponent of $n = 3$. A pressure-dependent reaction rate, rather than the exponential dependence of reaction on temperature of Arrhenius kinetics, is used so that the detonation wave is stable in the homogeneous case and can be modelled with simple, analytical techniques, and thus the effect of introducing heterogeneity can be clearly identified. The two-dimensional slab of explosive is bounded by a layer of inert gas with the same thermodynamic properties as the explosive. The heterogeneity is introduced into the explosive via a large-amplitude, two-dimensional sinusoidal ripple in density in the initialization of the simulation, while maintaining a constant pressure. T...

Li, Jianling; Higgins, Andrew J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photoionization in the Precursor of Laser Supported Detonation by Ultraviolet Radiation  

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The propagation mechanism of laser-supported detonation (LSD) is important for designing laser propulsion for a detonation type thruster. The purpose of this work to was to confirm that photo-ionization in precursor is the predominant LSD sustainment mechanism. First of all, we tried to investigate the dependency of LSD duration on ambient gas species, air and argon. We took a series of high-speed images using the laser shadow-graphy. Besides, to estimate the UV photons emitted from the plasma, we used plasma emission spectroscopy and determined the electron temperature and density. As a result, the LSD duration of argon plasma and air plasma are 0.7 {mu}s and 0.3 {mu}s, resp. Besides, argon plasma emitted 10{sup 10} to 10{sup 14} photons/seconds, which was higher than air plasma. These results reveal that LSD propagation depends on the photon-contributing photoionization. The threshold photon-emission rate of LSD termination gives the elucidation of the LSD termination condition.

Shimamura, Kohei; Michigami, Keisuke; Wang, Bin; Komurasaki, Kimiya [Department of Advanced Energy, University of Tokyo 5-1-5 Kashiwa-no-ha, Kashiwa, Chiba, 277-8561 (Japan); Arakawa, Yoshihiro [Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Tokyo 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8656 (Japan)

2011-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermonuclear .Ia Supernovae from Helium Shell Detonations: Explosion Models and Observables  

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During the early evolution of an AM Canum Venaticorum system, helium is accreted onto the surface of a white dwarf under conditions suitable for unstable thermonuclear ignition. The turbulent motions induced by the convective burning phase in the He envelope become strong enough to influence the propagation of burning fronts and may result in the onset of a detonation. Such an outcome would yield radioactive isotopes and a faint rapidly rising thermonuclear ".Ia" supernova. In this paper, we present hydrodynamic explosion models and observable outcomes of these He shell detonations for a range of initial core and envelope masses. The peak UVOIR bolometric luminosities range by a factor of 10 (from 5 ? 1041 to 5 ? 1042 erg s–1), and the R-band peak varies from M R,peak = –15 to –18. The rise times in all bands are very rapid (40Ca through 56Ni) and unburnt He. Thus, the spectra around peak light lack signs of intermediate-mass elements and are dominated by Ca II and Ti II features, with the caveat that our radiative transfer code does not include the nonthermal effects necessary to produce He features.

Ken J. Shen; Dan Kasen; Nevin N. Weinberg; Lars Bildsten; Evan Scannapieco

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Embedded Fiber Optic Probes to Measure Detonation Velocities Using the Photonic Doppler Velocimeter  

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Detonation velocities for high explosives can be in the 7 to 8 km/s range. Previous work has shown that these velocities may be measured by inserting an optical fiber probe into the explosive assembly and recording the velocity time history using a Fabry-Perot velocimeter. The measured velocity using this method, however, is the actual velocity multiplied times the refractive index of the fiber core, which is on the order of 1.5. This means that the velocimeter diagnostic must be capable of measuring velocities as high as 12 km/s. Until recently, a velocity of 12 km/s was beyond the maximum velocity limit of a homodyne-based velocimeter. The limiting component in a homodyne system is usually the digitizer. Recently, however, digitizers have come on the market with 20 GHz bandwidth and 50 GS/s sample rate. Such a digitizer coupled with high bandwidth detectors now have the total bandwidth required to make velocity measurements in the 12 km/s range. This paper describes measurements made of detonation velocities using a high bandwidth homodyne system.

Hare, D E; Holtkamp, D B; Strand, O T

2010-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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The Off-Site Plowshare and Vela Uniform Programs: Assessing Potential Environmental Liabilities through an Examination of Proposed Nuclear Projects,High Explosive Experiments, and High Explosive Construction Activities Volume 3 of 3  

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This document presents the results of nearly six years (2002-2008) of historical research and field studies concerned with evaluating potential environmental liabilities associated with U.S. Atomic Energy Commission projects from the Plowshare and Vela Uniform Programs. The Plowshare Program's primary purpose was to develop peaceful uses for nuclear explosives. The Vela Uniform Program focused on improving the capability of detecting, monitoring and identifying underground nuclear detonations. As a result of the Project Chariot site restoration efforts in the early 1990s, there were concerns that there might be other project locations with potential environmental liabilities. The Desert Research Institute conducted archival research to identify projects, an analysis of project field activities, and completed field studies at locations where substantial fieldwork had been undertaken for the projects. Although the Plowshare and Vela Uniform nuclear projects are well known, the projects that are included in this research are relatively unknown. They are proposed nuclear projects that were not executed, proposed and executed high explosive experiments, and proposed and executed high explosive construction activities off the Nevada Test Site. The research identified 170 Plowshare and Vela Uniform off-site projects and many of these had little or no field activity associated with them. However, there were 27 projects that merited further investigation and field studies were conducted at 15 locations.

Beck Colleen M.,Edwards Susan R.,King Maureen L.

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The Off-Site Plowshare and Vela Uniform Programs: Assessing Potential Environmental Liabilities through an Examination of Proposed Nuclear Projects,High Explosive Experiments, and High Explosive Construction Activities Volume 1 of 3  

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This document presents the results of nearly six years (2002-2008) of historical research and field studies concerned with evaluating potential environmental liabilities associated with U.S. Atomic Energy Commission projects from the Plowshare and Vela Uniform Programs. The Plowshare Program's primary purpose was to develop peaceful uses for nuclear explosives. The Vela Uniform Program focused on improving the capability of detecting, monitoring and identifying underground nuclear detonations. As a result of the Project Chariot site restoration efforts in the early 1990s, there were concerns that there might be other project locations with potential environmental liabilities. The Desert Research Institute conducted archival research to identify projects, an analysis of project field activities, and completed field studies at locations where substantial fieldwork had been undertaken for the projects. Although the Plowshare and Vela Uniform nuclear projects are well known, the projects that are included in this research are relatively unknown. They are proposed nuclear projects that were not executed, proposed and executed high explosive experiments, and proposed and executed high explosive construction activities off the Nevada Test Site. The research identified 170 Plowshare and Vela Uniform off-site projects and many of these had little or no field activity associated with them. However, there were 27 projects that merited further investigation and field studies were conducted at 15 locations.

Beck Colleen M,Edwards Susan R.,King Maureen L.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear wastes: Small disposals  

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... Much to the relief of many east coast hospitals, universities and medical schools, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing that liquid scintillation media used for detecting low levels ... for detecting low levels of radioactivity in biological samples need no longer be buried in nuclear ...

David Dickson

1980-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence | National Nuclear...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

and maritime borders. Sustainability: provide guidance, methodology, and practical transition support for the partner country as they assume full operational, maintenance,...

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Nuclear Forensics  

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nuclear forensics Nuclear Forensics AMS is a Powerful Tool for Nuclear Forensics Nuclear forensics, which can be applied to both interdicted materials and debris from a nuclear...

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Three-Dimensional Simulations of the Deflagration Phase of the Gravitationally Confined Detonation Model of Type Ia Supernovae  

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We report the results of a series of three-dimensional (3-D) simulations of the deflagration phase of the gravitationally confined detonation mechanism for Type Ia supernovae. In this mechanism, ignition occurs at one or several off-center points, resulting in a burning bubble of hot ash that rises rapidly, breaks through the surface of the star, and collides at a point opposite breakout on the stellar surface. We find that detonation conditions are robustly reached in our 3-D simulations for a range of initial conditions and resolutions. Detonation conditions are achieved as the result of an inwardly-directed jet that is produced by the compression of unburnt surface material when the surface flow collides with itself. A high-velocity outwardly-directed jet is also produced. The initial conditions explored in this paper lead to conditions at detonation that can be expected to produce large amounts of $^{56}$Ni and small amounts of intermediate mass elements. These particular simulations are therefore relevant only to high luminosity Type Ia supernovae. Recent observations of Type Ia supernovae imply a compositional structure that is qualitatively consistent with that expected from these simulations.

G C Jordan IV; R T Fisher; D M Townsley; A C Calder; C Graziani; S Asida; D Q Lamb; J W Truran

2007-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Resettlement of Bikini Atoll U.S. Nuclear Test Site  

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The US conducted a nuclear testing program at Bikini and Enewetak Atolls in the Marshall Islands from 1946 through 1958. Several atolls, including Bikini, were contaminated as a result of the nuclear detonations. Since 1974 the authors have conducted an extensive research and monitoring program to determine the radiological conditions at the atolls, identify the critical radionuclides and pathways, estimate the radiological dose to current or resettling populations, and develop remedial measures to reduce the dose to atoll populations. This paper describes exposure pathways and radionuclides; composition of atoll soils; radionuclide transport and dose estimates; remedial measures; and reduction in dose from a combined option.

Robinson, W.L.; Conrado, C.L.; Stuart, M.L.; Stoker, A.C.; Hamilton, T.F.

1999-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence for Materials Assay  

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This paper discusses the use of nuclear resonance fluorescence (NRF) techniques for the isotopic and quantitative assaying of radioactive material. Potential applications include age-dating of an unknown radioactive source, pre- and post-detonation nuclear forensics, and safeguards for nuclear fuel cycles Examples of age-dating a strong radioactive source and assaying a spent fuel pin are discussed. The modeling work has ben performed with the Monte Carlo radiation transport computer code MCNPX, and the capability to simulate NRF has bee added to the code. Discussed are the limitations in MCNPX?s photon transport physics for accurately describing photon scattering processes that are important contributions to the background and impact the applicability of the NRF assay technique.

Quiter, Brian J.; Ludewigt, Bernhard; Mozin, Vladimir; Prussin, Stanley

2009-06-29T23:59:59.000Z