L-216 An overview of Shear Ignition of High Explosives

June 2017
Vincent Pouliquen

This report is an overview about shear ignition of energetic materials. It aims to gather a large amount of information about that phenomenon. It also includes a brief description of experimental observations, materials behaviour studies, physical and numerical models and further interesting investigations. It includes an analysis of knowledge gaps.

This report can be useful to anyone who wants to gain quickly a global knowledge or find a relevant list of scientific work concerning shear ignition and ignition of explosives.


Dr Ernest L. Baker

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