High Temperature

, Volume 57, Issue 1, pp 143–145 | Cite as

Explosive Fragmentation of Molten Salt in Subcooled Water

  • A. M. AgaltsovEmail author
  • S. N. Vavilov
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The present study examines the molten NaCl explosive fragmentation in subcooled distilled water. It is noted that the explosion occurred in all experiments performed. However, such a good reproducibility was not observed at a two-phase cooling of the molten metal. This fact can be explained by the lower value of the liquid salt viscosity in comparison with liquid metals viscosity. In addition, a description of explosion propagation in a group of melt drops is given.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Joint Institute for High TemperaturesRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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