Study on low velocity detonation phenomena in Nitromethane


  • A Osada
  • H Hamashima
  • Y Kato
  • S Itoh



In detonation of an explosive, there are two forms, high velocity detonation (HVD) and low velocity detonation (LVD). For example, it is known that the detonation velocities of methyl nitrate are 6700m/s in HVD and 2500m/s in LVD. In a liquid explosive, the highest pressure of LVD changes with the type of explosive and conditions, is a few GPa and has destructive power equivalent to HVD. It is important also for security to get to know the actual condition of LVD. Moreover, it is important that the performance of explosives is completely understood to control HVD, LVD, and deflagration, and to predict the behavior of the explosive.


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How to Cite

Osada, A., Hamashima, H., Kato, Y. and Itoh, S. (2009) “Study on low velocity detonation phenomena in Nitromethane”, The International Journal of Multiphysics, 3(1), pp. 1-10. doi: 10.1260/175095409787924517.




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