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The decomposition of some RDX and HMX based materials in the one-dimensional time to explosion apparatus. Part 1. Time to explosion and apparent activation energy

Williams, M. R. and Ghosh, M. V. (2006) The decomposition of some RDX and HMX based materials in the one-dimensional time to explosion apparatus. Part 1. Time to explosion and apparent activation energy. Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, 31 (6). pp. 435-441. ISSN 0721-3115

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1002/prep.200600058

Abstract/Summary

A One-Dimensional Time to Explosion (ODTX) apparatus has been used to study the times to explosion of a number of compositions based on RDX and HMX over a range of contact temperatures. The times to explosion at any given temperature tend to increase from RDX to HMX and with the proportion of HMX in the composition. Thermal ignition theory has been applied to time to explosion data to calculate kinetic parameters. The apparent activation energy for all of the compositions lay between 127 kJ mol−1 and 146 kJ mol−1. There were big differences in the pre-exponential factor and this controlled the time to explosion rather than the activation energy for the process.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:21718
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell

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