Equations of state of unreacted explosives: PETN, RDX, HMX, TATB
RFNC-VNIIEF, Sarov, Nizhniy Novgorod Region 607190, Russia
For most of explosive conversion kinetics simulations associated with the analysis of HE initiation, safety of HE handling, accidents, etc., one needs to know the equation of state of yet unreacted (“cold”) HE. Acquisition of experimental data for such materials poses a real challenge, such data are rather scarce, and their accuracy does not allow plotting continuous curves at all times. In this case, computational, theoretical and semi-empirical approaches that involve a limited number of available experimental points can provide a more detailed description of HE behavior.
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