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A good way of understanding detonation ?
It's not an actual detonation. A true detonation would blow the cylinder into pieces.
3-7-2017 at 03:38
by: Dornier 335A
Oxy-acetylene implosion as an initiator
The figure in the first post reminds me of an interesting setup I read about :
A 20 cm diameter ste ...
1-7-2017 at 06:45
by: Dornier 335A
Exotic thermites & analogs
There's another important difference between magnesium and aluminium: the boiling point. Al boils at ...
26-5-2017 at 01:57
by: Dornier 335A
Estimated VOD
I agree with Liptakov, it is important to test it perpendicular to the witness plate. Then the shock ...
1-5-2017 at 01:17
by: Dornier 335A
Short question / quick answer - Thread
[rquote=477662&tid=26572&author=PHILOU Zrealone]My guess is that N2H4.2 HClO4 as a replaceme ...
15-3-2017 at 10:23
by: Dornier 335A
Short question / quick answer - Thread
Hydrazine has positive enthalpy of formation, no carbon and lots of hydrogen. This makes it the ulti ...
14-3-2017 at 01:16
by: Dornier 335A
[Tests] Ammonium Chlorate NH4ClO3
I made NH4ClO3 by mixing concentrated solutions of NaClO3 and NH4NO3 and cooling it in the freezer. ...
9-3-2017 at 02:18
by: Dornier 335A
[Tests] Ammonium Chlorate NH4ClO3
I have made ammonium chlorate as well. Very little happened in sunlight, but it was [i]very[/i] shoc ...
6-3-2017 at 01:36
by: Dornier 335A
Xenon trioxide and related salts
The Kamlet-Jacobs equation cannot be used for XeO[sub]3[/sub], just like it doesn't work for heavy m ...
18-1-2017 at 16:05
by: Dornier 335A
Plasticizer problem
The data was calculated with a rather simple (only 1000 lines of code...) program of mine. It guesse ...
10-1-2017 at 15:51
by: Dornier 335A
Plasticizer problem
To get an idea of how much the plasticizer hurts performance, I plotted calculated detonation veloci ...
10-1-2017 at 05:49
by: Dornier 335A
Plasticizer problem
Almost!
The density of the mixture is not the arithmetic mean, it's the harmonic mean. Which gives ...
8-1-2017 at 13:39
by: Dornier 335A
1,1,3,5,5-pentanitro-1,5- di-(5-nitrotetrazolato-N2)-3-azapentane
PHILOU Zrealone, you must have confused PNDNTAP with 1,3-bis(5-nitrotetrazolato-N2)-2-nitro-2-azapro ...
2-1-2017 at 05:09
by: Dornier 335A
1,1,3,5,5-pentanitro-1,5- di-(5-nitrotetrazolato-N2)-3-azapentane
I've attached the only reference I have found. Don't get too excited though, it's in Chinese.

En ...
2-1-2017 at 03:04
by: Dornier 335A
Whistle mix with potassium persulfate and potassium benzoate?
No. Persulfate is not a good oxidizer for organic fuels. It's not even very good for aluminium, only ...
5-11-2016 at 14:31
by: Dornier 335A
Short question / quick answer - Thread
Not brisance. Aluminium does not react at the CJ-point and therefore won't increase detonation veloc ...
18-10-2016 at 04:06
by: Dornier 335A
Short question / quick answer - Thread
Greenlight, ETN and PETN have pretty much the same detonation velocity at a given density. PETN has ...
16-10-2016 at 01:18
by: Dornier 335A
High-order flash powder?
[b]MineMan[/b], BoomBoom314159 have performed tests with flash powder initiated ammonal. His conclus ...
18-9-2016 at 12:09
by: Dornier 335A
High-order flash powder?
[rquote=460771&tid=22930&author=Zyklon-A]
That's interesting, can you demonstrate that it r ...
12-9-2016 at 06:28
by: Dornier 335A
Short question / quick answer - Thread
If you want VoD, hydrogen is the way to go. Basically, water increases the explosive gamma (adiabati ...
16-8-2016 at 13:16
by: Dornier 335A
Youtube Videos
I set all my videos to private after receiving a strike. I will appeal, but the future is uncertain. ...
8-8-2016 at 09:56
by: Dornier 335A
High-energy composite (HEC) propellants
MMO anodes are the best for producing chlorate (they are eroded less than platinum anodes!), but it ...
27-6-2016 at 03:42
by: Dornier 335A
New Energetic Materials - Current Research
Drawing new energetics is certainly fun Glymes, but not exactly useful if the theoretical compounds ...
23-5-2016 at 14:42
by: Dornier 335A
Exotic thermites & analogs
Sounds like bullshit. Please provide a reference - if you don't have one, don't post your ideas as f ...
23-5-2016 at 00:57
by: Dornier 335A
Short question / quick answer - Thread
But the ammonium perchlorate in your mixture provides that oxygen.

So called "vacuum bombs" rely ...
19-5-2016 at 03:23
by: Dornier 335A
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