Chapter 1. Foundations of Pyrodynamics

  1. Prof. Dr. Naminosuke Kubota

Published Online: 5 JAN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527610105.ch1

Propellants and Explosives: Thermochemical Aspects of Combustion, Second Edition

Propellants and Explosives: Thermochemical Aspects of Combustion, Second Edition

How to Cite

Kubota, N. (2006) Foundations of Pyrodynamics, in Propellants and Explosives: Thermochemical Aspects of Combustion, Second Edition, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527610105.ch1

Author Information

  1. Asahi Kasei Chemicals, Propellant Combustion Laboratory, Arca East, Kinshi 3-2-1, Sumidaku, Tokyo 130-6591, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 JAN 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 OCT 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527314249

Online ISBN: 9783527610105

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Keywords:

  • propellants;
  • explosives;
  • foundations of pyrodynamics;
  • heat;
  • pressure;
  • thermodynamics in a flow field;
  • formation of propulsive forces;
  • formation of destructive forces

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Heat and Pressure

    • First Law of Thermodynamics

    • Specific Heat

    • Entropy Change

  • Thermodynamics in a Flow Field

    • One-Dimensional Steady-State Flow

      • Sonic Velocity and Mach Number

      • Conservation Equations in a Flow Field

      • Stagnation Point

    • Formation of Shock Waves

    • Supersonic Nozzle Flow

  • Formation of Propulsive Forces

    • Momentum Change and Thrust

    • Rocket Propulsion

      • Thrust Coefficient

      • Characteristic Velocity

      • Specific Impulse

    • Gun Propulsion

      • Thermochemical Process of Gun Propulsion

      • Internal Ballistics

  • Formation of Destructive Forces

    • Pressure and Shock Wave

    • Shock Wave Propagation and Reflection in Solid Materials