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Numerical Simulation of Detonation and Multi-Material Interface Tracking

Cheng Wang1, Jianguo Ning1, Tianbao Ma1

State Key Laboratory of Explosion Science and Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology, Bei-jing 100081, P.R.China

Computers, Materials & Continua 2011, 22(1), 73-96.


In this paper, we report high resolution simulations using a fifth-order weighted essentially non-oscillatory (WENO) scheme with a third-order TVD Runge-Kutta time stepping method to examine the features of the detonation for gas and condensed explosives. A two-stage chemical reaction model and an ignition and growth model are employed to describe the chemical reaction process for gas and condensed explosives. Based on the Steger-Warming vector flux splitting method, a splitting method is employed when the vector flux does not satisfy the homogeneity property for simulating detonation wave propagation for condensed explosives. The sensibility of flame propagation process and explosion overpressure on obstacles is also numerically performed. Meanwhile, an interface tracking algorithm is developed and coupled with a two-dimensional multi-material code indigenously for simulating the response of materials to impact, shocks and detonations. Numerical experiments are performed to investigate the influences of liner cone angle, wall thickness and initiation mode on shaped charge jet formation process. The results of calculations show good agreement with experimental results, and indicate that the interface treatment algorithm is especially suitable for simulating explosive loading on thin-wall structure such as shape charges.


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C. . Wang, J. . Ning and T. . Ma, "Numerical simulation of detonation and multi-material interface tracking," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 22, no.1, pp. 73–96, 2011.

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