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Examination of Local Microscale-Microsecond Temperature Rise in HMX-HTPB Energetic Material Under Impact Loading

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This work presents direct measurements of the temperature distribution during impact loading of cyclo-tetra-methylene-tetra-nitramine–hydroxyl terminated polybutadiene material at the mesoscale with sub-microsecond/micrometer resolution. The focus is on analyzing the effect of impact loading on microstructure-dependent material behavior. The temperature distribution is shown to be strongly correlated to the local material microstructure with the interface and particle shape playing a key role.

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Authors gratefully acknowledge support from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFoSR) grant award FA9550-18-1-0324 DEF (Program Manager: Dr. Martin Schmidt).

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Olokun, A., Li, B., Prakash, C. et al. Examination of Local Microscale-Microsecond Temperature Rise in HMX-HTPB Energetic Material Under Impact Loading. JOM 71, 3531–3535 (2019).

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