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Title: Air Gaps, Size Effect, and Corner-Turning in Ambient LX-17

Various ambient measurements are presented for LX-17. The size (diameter) effect has been measured with copper and Lucite confinement, where the failure radii are 4.0 and 6.5 mm, respectively. The air well corner-turn has been measured with an LX-07 booster, and the dead-zone results are comparable to the previous TATB-boosted work. Four double cylinders have been fired, and dead zones appear in all cases. The steel-backed samples are faster than the Lucite-backed samples by 0.6 {micro}s. Bare LX-07 and LX-17 of 12.7 mm-radius were fired with air gaps. Long acceptor regions were used to truly determine if detonation occurred or not. The LX-07 crossed at 10 mm with a slight time delay. Steady state LX-17 crossed at 3.5 mm gap but failed to cross at 4.0 mm. LX-17 with a 12.7 mm run after the booster crossed a 1.5 mm gap but failed to cross 2.5 mm. Timing delays were measured where the detonation crossed the gaps. The Tarantula model is introduced as embedded in the Linked Cheetah V4.0 reactive flow code at 4 zones/mm. Tarantula has four pressure regions: off, initiation, failure and detonation. A report card of 25 tests run with the same settings on LX-17 is shown,more » possibly the most extensive simultaneous calibration yet tried with an explosive. The physical basis of some of the input parameters is considered.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
950642
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JRNL-231692
Journal ID: ISSN 0721-3115; PEPYD5; TRN: US200910%%287
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, vol. 34, no. 1, January 8, 2009, pp. 32-40; Journal Volume: 34; Journal Issue: 1
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; AIR; CALIBRATION; CONFINEMENT; COPPER; EXPLOSIONS; LUCITE; TIME DELAY