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Title: Short communication: Estimation of yield stress/viscosity of molten octol

Abstract

Explosive HMX particles are similar in morphology and chemistry to RDX particles, the main constituent of Composition B-3 (Comp B-3). This suggests molten HMX-TNT formulations may show Bingham plasticity, much like recent studies have shown for Comp B-3. Here a Bingham plastic viscosity model, including yield stress and shear thinning, is presented for octol (70/30wt% HMX/TNT) as a function of HMX particle volume fraction. The effect of HMX dissolution into molten TNT is included in this analysis.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1440445
Report Number(s):
[LA-UR-17-31481]
[Journal ID: ISSN 2158-3226; TRN: US1900736]
Grant/Contract Number:  
[AC52-06NA25396]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
AIP Advances
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 5]; Journal ID: ISSN 2158-3226
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; materials; viscoplasticity; applied fluid dynamics; yield stress

Citation Formats

Davis, S. M., and Zerkle, D. K. Short communication: Estimation of yield stress/viscosity of molten octol. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5027397.
Davis, S. M., & Zerkle, D. K. Short communication: Estimation of yield stress/viscosity of molten octol. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5027397.
Davis, S. M., and Zerkle, D. K. Fri . "Short communication: Estimation of yield stress/viscosity of molten octol". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5027397. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1440445.
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title = {Short communication: Estimation of yield stress/viscosity of molten octol},
author = {Davis, S. M. and Zerkle, D. K.},
abstractNote = {Explosive HMX particles are similar in morphology and chemistry to RDX particles, the main constituent of Composition B-3 (Comp B-3). This suggests molten HMX-TNT formulations may show Bingham plasticity, much like recent studies have shown for Comp B-3. Here a Bingham plastic viscosity model, including yield stress and shear thinning, is presented for octol (70/30wt% HMX/TNT) as a function of HMX particle volume fraction. The effect of HMX dissolution into molten TNT is included in this analysis.},
doi = {10.1063/1.5027397},
journal = {AIP Advances},
number = [5],
volume = [8],
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {5}
}

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FIG. 1 FIG. 1: HMX Volume Fraction and Yield Stress in Octol.

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