Combustion, Explosion and Shock Waves

, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 85–87 | Cite as

On the detonation parameters of octanitrocubane

  • A. M. Astakhov
  • R. S. Stepanov
  • A. Yu. Babushkin


Some widely used methods of calculation are evaluated from the viewpoint of their application in predicting detonation parameters for high, high-density, hydrogen-free explosives (using octanitrocubane as an example). The best results are obtained using the BKW-RDX model (withk CO 2=680) and the Kamlet method.


Cubane Detonation Velocity Detonation Product High Explosive Trinitrobenzene 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Astakhov
    • 1
  • R. S. Stepanov
    • 1
  • A. Yu. Babushkin
    • 2
  1. 1.Krasnoyarsk State Technological AcademyKrasnoyarsk
  2. 2.Krasnoyarsk State Technical UniversityKrasnoyarsk

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