Calculation of the Density and Detonation Properties of C, H, N, O and F Compounds: Use in the Design and Synthesis of New Energetic Materials


  • Rodney L. Willer University of Southern Mississippi



Density, Detonation Pressure, Detonation Velocity, Specific Impulse, Energetic Materials, Synthesis, Energetic Polymers, Cubanes, Nitramines, Furazans, Tetrazoles


The estimation of the density and detonation properties of C, H, N, O, F explosives is discussed. A simple computer program, “Energy”, first developed at the Naval Weapons Center-China Lake in the early 1980’s is presented in an updated form. This program allows the rapid calculation of the estimated properties of both known and hypothetical energetic materials. A review of the use of this program in the synthesis of new energetic materials is given.




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Rodney L. Willer, University of Southern Mississippi

School of Polymers and High Performance Materials


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