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Author Kubota, Naminosuke, author

Title Propellants and explosives : thermochemical aspects of combustion / Naminosuke Kubota
Edition Third edition
Published Weinheim, Germany : Wiley-VCH, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (561 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; Chapter 1 Foundations of Pyrodynamics; 1.1 Heat and Pressure; 1.1.1 First Law of Thermodynamics; 1.1.2 Specific Heat; 1.1.3 Entropy Change; 1.2 Thermodynamics in a Flow Field; 1.2.1 One-Dimensional Steady-State Flow; Sonic Velocity and Mach Number; Conservation Equations in a Flow Field; Stagnation Point; 1.2.2 Formation of Shock Waves; 1.2.3 Supersonic Nozzle Flow; 1.3 Formation of Propulsive Forces; 1.3.1 Momentum Change and Thrust; 1.3.2 Rocket Propulsion Thrust Coefficient1.3.2.2 Characteristic Velocity; Specific Impulse; 1.3.3 Gun Propulsion; Thermochemical Process of Gun Propulsion; Internal Ballistics; 1.4 Formation of Destructive Forces; 1.4.1 Pressure and Shock Wave; 1.4.2 Shock Wave Propagation and Reflection in Solid Materials; References; Chapter 2 Thermochemistry of Combustion; 2.1 Generation of Heat Energy; 2.1.1 Chemical Bond Energy; 2.1.2 Heat of Formation and Heat of Explosion; 2.1.3 Thermal Equilibrium; 2.2 Adiabatic Flame Temperature; 2.3 Chemical Reaction; 2.3.1 Thermal Dissociation
2.3.2 Reaction Rate2.4 Evaluation of Chemical Energy; 2.4.1 Heats of Formation of Reactants and Products; 2.4.2 Oxygen Balance; 2.4.3 Thermodynamic Energy; References; Chapter 3 Combustion Wave Propagation; 3.1 Combustion Reactions; 3.1.1 Ignition and Combustion; 3.1.2 Premixed and Diffusion Flames; 3.1.3 Laminar and Turbulent Flames; 3.2 Combustion Wave of a Premixed Gas; 3.2.1 Governing Equations for the Combustion Wave; 3.2.2 Rankine-Hugoniot Relationships; 3.2.3 Chapman-Jouguet Points; 3.3 Structures of Combustion Waves; 3.3.1 Detonation Wave; 3.3.2 Deflagration Wave
3.4 Ignition Reactions3.4.1 The Ignition Process; 3.4.2 Thermal Theory of Ignition; 3.4.3 Flammability Limit; 3.5 Combustion Waves of Energetic Materials; 3.5.1 Thermal Theory of Burning Rate; Thermal Model of Combustion Wave Structure; Thermal Structure in the Condensed Phase; Thermal Structure in the Gas Phase; Burning Rate Model; 3.5.2 Flame Stand-Off Distance; 3.5.3 Burning Rate Characteristics of Energetic Materials; Pressure Exponent of Burning Rate; Temperature Sensitivity of Burning Rate
3.5.4 Analysis of Temperature Sensitivity of Burning Rate3.5.5 Chemical Reaction Rate in Combustion Wave; References; Chapter 4 Energetics of Propellants and Explosives; 4.1 Crystalline Materials; 4.1.1 Physicochemical Properties of Crystalline Materials; 4.1.2 Perchlorates; Ammonium Perchlorate; Nitronium Perchlorate; Potassium Perchlorate; 4.1.3 Nitrates; Ammonium Nitrate; Potassium Nitrate and Sodium Nitrate; Pentaerythrol Tetranitrate; Triaminoguanidine Nitrate; 4.1.4 Nitro Compounds; 4.1.5 Nitramines; 4.2 Polymeric Materials
4.2.1 Physicochemical Properties of Polymeric Materials
Summary This third edition of the classic on the thermochemical aspects of the combustion of propellants and explosives is completely revised and updated and now includes a section on green propellants and offers an up-to-date view of the thermochemical aspects of combustion and corresponding applications. Clearly structured, the first half of the book presents an introduction to pyrodynamics, describing fundamental aspects of the combustion of energetic materials, while the second part highlights applications of energetic materials, such as propellants, explosives and pyrolants, with a focus on the
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Notes English
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed May 5, 2015)
Subject Combustion.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1523110449
Other Titles Propellants and Explosives - Thermochemical Aspects of Combustion