Pulsed electrical breakdown of energetic composite condensed systems

D. N. Sadovnichii, Y. M. Milekhin, Sergey Anatolievich Lopatkin, V. F. Vazhov, S. A. Gusev, E. A. Butenko

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An experimental study was made of 0.2 μsec pulsed electrical breakdown of energetic composite systems containing a polymer binder capable of self-sustained combustion. It is shown that electrical breakdown of samples 2-4 mm thick does not lead to ignition of the entire sample but can cause severe damage to it. The effect of dispersed fillers on the electric strength and fracture of energetic condensed systems in comparison with nonflammable polymer compositions is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)464-471
Number of pages8
JournalCombustion, Explosion and Shock Waves
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010


  • Aluminum
  • Combustion
  • Cyclotetramethylenetetranitramine
  • Diethylene glycol dinitrate
  • Electrical breakdown
  • Energetic condensed system
  • Triethylene glycol dinitrate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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