Explosive Characterization

Explosive characterization is the study of explosive detonation and the physical effects of the high-pressure gases created by the detonation. STI extends its ability in impact analysis to cover topics such as ignition models.

Octol Pop Plot

STI's Lee-Tarver ignition and growth model for Octol 70/30 closely matched the data from the wedge test experiment:

Octol Pop Plot

Projectile Impact on Cased Explosive

Projectile Impact

Impact at a velocity above the threshold caused initiation of the explosive in the analysis to the right.

See Three-Dimensional Analysis of the Explosive Initiation Threshold for Side Impact on a Shaped Charge Warhead

Improved Hydrocode Models of Explosive Initiation

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