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Klapötke, Thomas M. and Suceska, Muhamed (2021): A Computational Study on the Detonation Velocity of Mixtures of Solid Explosives with Non-Explosive Liquids. In: Propellants Explosives Pyrotechnics, Vol. 46, No. 3: pp. 352-354

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According to Urbanski's finding in a solid explosive with a density of less than the theoretical maximum density (TMD), the detonation velocity increases if the air contained in the explosive gets replaced by a non-explosive liquid. In order to quantify this observation, the detonation velocities for RDX in combination with ten non-explosive liquids were calculated using the EXPLO5 code (V6.05.04). It could be shown that pressing out the air of a high-explosive powder and replacing the voids with a non-explosive liquid such as ethylene glycol, water or glycerin helped to increase the final detonation velocity.

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