Transition States for Shock Induced Chemical Reactions in Binary Energetic Materials

Authors: Vindhya Narayanan, Sathya Hanagud

In this paper, numerical simulation of shock induced chemical reactions of a thermite mixture of binary energetic material, aluminum and iron oxide, are discussed. To initiate the chemical reactions, the impact or the shockwave should supply the energy to take the reactants, aluminum and iron oxide, to the transition state. Thus, for any numerical simulation of the shock or impact induced chemical reaction in a continuum or mesoscale, it is necessary to identify the transition state. The transition state for the thermite mixture, of aluminum and iron oxide, is identified in this paper and a result from a numerical simulation of the shock induced chemical reaction, in a continuum scale is presented.


Journal: Journal of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
DOI: 10.4236/msce.2020.87003(PDF)
Paper Id: 101854 (metadata)

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