Overdriven detonation


  • Yehuda Partom




Shock pressure of overdriven detonation is above the CJ pressure. We use here our reactive flow model TDRR (=Temperature Dependent Reaction Rate) to calculate examples of overdriven detonation, including details of the reaction zone. The explosive is PBX-9502, and the detonation shock pressure for different examples is below and above the intersection pressure of the reactant and products Hugoniot curves. We find that: 1) below that intersection, as well as above it, the reaction zone is on the corresponding Rayleigh line, like for a CJ detonation; 2) below the intersection, pressure decreases along the reaction zone, as for a CJ detonation, but above the intersection, pressure increases along the reaction zone; 3) for a shock pressure above the intersection point, the reaction zone is continuous, smooth, and without any peculiarities.




How to Cite

Partom, Y. (2021). Overdriven detonation. European Journal of Applied Sciences, 9(4), 71–82. https://doi.org/10.14738/aivp.94.10548