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  • 1 (PDF) R. Akbar, M. Kaneshige, E. Schultz, and J.E. Shepherd.
    Detonations in H$_2$-N$_2$O-CH$_4$-NH$_3$-O$_2$-N$_2$ mixtures.
    Technical Report FM97-3, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, July 1997.
  • 2 (PDF) R. Akbar and J.E. Shepherd.
    Detonation initiation and propagation within gas layers in water-filled piping.
    Technical Report FM2010-003, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, August 2010.
  • 3 (PDF) M. Arienti, E. Morano, and J. E. Shepherd.
    Shock and detonation modeling with the Mie-Grüneisen equation of state.
    Technical Report FM99-8, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, 1999.
    Revised version of 1999 draft report entitled ``Nonreactive Euler flows with Mie-Grüneisen equation of state for High Explosives''.
  • 4 (PDF) J. M. Austin, M. Cooper, S. Jackson, E. Wintenberger, J. E. Shepherd, and B. Sturtevant.
    Small scale detonation studies: Direct impulse measurements for detonations and deflagrations.
    Technical Report FM00-5, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, July 2000.
  • 5 (PDF) J. M. Austin and J. E. Shepherd.
    Detonation in hydrocarbon fuel blends.
    Technical Report FM99-6, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, July 2000.
  • 6 (PDF) M.R. Baer and J.E. Shepherd.
    A thin-flame model for reactive flow in porous materials.
    Technical Report SAND83-2576, Sandia National Laboratories, 1983.
  • 7 (PDF) S.P.M. Bane, J.L. Ziegler, and J.E. Shepherd.
    Development of one-step chemistry models for flame and ignition simulation.
    Technical Report FM2010-002, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, March 2010.
  • 8 (PDF) W.M. Beltman and J.E. Shepherd.
    Structural response of shells to shock and detonation loading.
    Technical Report FM98-3, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, April 1998.
  • 9 (PDF) N. P. Bitter and J.E. Shepherd.
    Detonation and DDT in partially water-filled pipes.
    Technical Report FM2012.001, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, May 2012.
  • 10 (PDF) N. P. Bitter and J.E. Shepherd.
    On the adequacy of shell models for predicting stresses and strains in thick-wall tubes subjected to detonation loading.
    Technical Report FM2015.001, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, December 2015.
  • 11 (PDF) W. Breitung, C. Chan, S. Dorofeev, A. Eder, B. Gelfand, M. Heitsch, R. Klein, A. Malliakos, J. E. Shepherd, E. Studer, and P.Thibault.
    Flame acceleration and deflagration to detonation transition in nuclear safety. state-of-the-art report by a group of experts.
    Technical Report NEA/CSNI/R(2000)7, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, August 2000.
    See my SOAR website for individual chapters. Available from the OECD as a single pdf file.
  • 12 (PDF) S. Browne, J. Zeigler, and J.E. Shepherd.
    Numerical solution methods for shock and detonation jump conditions.
    Technical Report FM2006-006, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, February 2008.
    Download the most recent version from the Shock and Detonation Toolbox Website.
  • 13 (PDF) P. M. Buraczewski and J. E. Shepherd.
    Initiation of detonation by shock focusing.
    Technical Report FM2004.004, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, October 2004.
  • 14 (PDF) T. Chao, E. Wintenberger, and J. E. Shepherd.
    On the Design of Pulse Detonation Engines.
    Technical Report FM00-7, California Institute of Technology, January 2001.
  • 15 (PDF) M. Cooper, S. Jackson, and J. E. Shepherd.
    Effect of deflagration-to-detonation transition on pulse detonation engine impulse.
    Technical Report FM00-3, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, July 2000.
  • 16 (PDF) M Cooper and JE Shepherd.
    Thermal and catalytic cracking of JP-10 for pulse detonation engine applications.
    Technical Report FM2002.002, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, December 2002.
  • 17 (PDF) M. Grunthaner, S.I. Jackson, and J. E. Shepherd.
    Design and Construction of an Annular Detonation Initiator.
    Technical Report FM01-5, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, September 2001.
  • 18 (PDF) M. P. Grunthaner and J. M. Austin.
    Design considerations and structural analysis of the narrow channel facility.
    Technical Report FM2003-003, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, October 2003.
  • 19 (PDF) J.-P. Hébral and J. E. Shepherd.
    User guide for detonation cell size measurement using photoshop and matlab.
    Technical Report FM00-6, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, December 2000.
  • 20 (PDF) SI Jackson and JE Shepherd.
    The development of a pulse detonation engine simulator facility.
    Technical Report FM2002.006, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, December 2002.
  • 21 (PDF) M. Kaneshige and J.E. Shepherd.
    Detonation database.
    Technical Report FM97-8, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, July 1997.
    See also the electronic hypertext version at http://shepherd.caltech.edu/detn_db/html/.
  • 22 (PDF) Rupert Klein, J. Chris Krok, and JE Shepherd.
    Curved quasi-steady detonations. asymptotic analysis and detailed chemical kinetics.
    Technical Report FM95-04, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, May 1995.
  • 23 (PDF) J. J. Lee and J. E. Shepherd.
    Spark Ignition Measurements in Jet A: part II.
    Technical Report FM99-7, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, December 1999.
  • 24 (PDF) Z. Liang, T. Curran, and J. E. Shepherd.
    Structural response of piping components to detonation loading.
    Technical Report FM2006-008, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, October 2008.
    Draft version of Oct 2008.
  • 25 (PDF) Z. Liang, J. Karnesky, and J. E. Shepherd.
    Detonations in C$_2$H$_4$-O$_2$. Experimental measurements and validation of numerical simulation for incident and reflected waves.
    Technical Report FM2006-009, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, June 2008.
  • 26 (PDF) Z. Liang, J. Karnesky, and J.E. Shepherd.
    Delflagration-to-detonation transition tests in H$_2$-O$_2$-N$_2$-He mixtures.
    Technical Report FM2006-004, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, August 2006.
  • 27 (PDF) Z. Liang, J. Karnesky, and J.E. Shepherd.
    Structural response to reflected detonations and deflagration-to-detonation transition in H$_2$-N$_2$O mixtures.
    Technical Report FM2006-003, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, August 2006.
  • 28 (PDF) Z. Liang and J.E. Shepherd.
    Explosion testing of the nested can containment system. Part I: Planar gap. Part II. thick-walled tube. Part III. 3013 outer can.
    Technical Report FM2007-001, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, May 2007.
  • 29 (PDF) U. Pfahl, E. Schultz, and J.E. Shepherd.
    Detonation cell width measurements for H$_2$-N$_2$O-O$_2$-CH$_4$-NH$_3$ mixtures.
    Technical Report FM98-5, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, April 1998.
  • 30 (PDF) U. Pfahl and J.E. Shepherd.
    Flammability, ignition energy and flame speeds in NH$_3$-H$_2$-CH$_4$-N$_2$O-O$_2$-N$_2$ mixtures.
    Technical Report FM97-4R1, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, July 1997.
  • 31 (PDF) U. Pfahl and J.E. Shepherd.
    Jet initiation of deflagration and detonation in stoichiometric H$_2$O-O$_2$-N$_2$ mixtures.
    Technical Report FM99-1, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, November 1999.
  • 32 (PDF) U. Pfahl, J.E. Shepherd, and C. Unal.
    Combustion within porous waste.
    Technical Report FM97-18, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, February 1998.
    Explosion Dynamics Laboratory Report to Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • 33 (PDF) F. Pintgen and J.E. Shepherd.
    Mixing and combustion in rich fireballs.
    Technical Report FM2003-004, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, October 2003.
  • 34 (PDF) M.C. Ross and J.E. Shepherd.
    Lean combustion characteristics of hydrogen-nitrous oxide-ammonia mixtures in air.
    Technical Report FM96-4, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, July 1996.
    Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories Report to Los Alamos National Laboratory, Part I. For part II, see the PDF.
  • 35 (PDF) E. Schultz and J.E. Shepherd.
    Detonation diffraction through a mixture gradient.
    Technical Report FM00-1, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, February 2000.
  • 36 (PDF) E. Schultz and J.E. Shepherd.
    Validation of detailed reaction mechanisms for detonation simulation.
    Technical Report FM99-5, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, February 2000.
  • 37 (PDF) J. E. Shepherd.
    Pressure loads and structural response of the BNL high-temperature detonation tube.
    Technical Report A-3991, Brookhaven National Laboratory, January 1992.
    Revised September 24, 1992. 25 Mb (scanned in).
  • 38 (PDF) J. E. Shepherd.
    Pulse detonation engines: Multidisciplinary, multiuniversity research.
    Technical report, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, August 2002.
    Final Report for First 3 years of ONR MURI project 1999-2002, Grant 00014-99-1-0744, Subcontract 1686-ONR-0744.
  • 39 (PDF) J. E. Shepherd.
    Initiation of detonation by annular jets and shock waves.
    Technical Report FM2005.001, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, May 2005.
    Final Report for Award ONR N00014-02-1-0589.
  • 40 (PDF) J. E. Shepherd.
    Pulse detonation engines: Initiation, propagation, and performance.
    Technical Report FM2005.002, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, May 2005.
    Final Report for Award ONR N00014-02-1-0589.
  • 41 (PDF) J. E. Shepherd and R. Akbar.
    Piping system response to detonations. Results of ES1, TS1 and SS1 testing.
    Technical Report FM2009-001, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, August 2010.
  • 42 (PDF) J. E. Shepherd, J. Karnesky, F. Pintgen, and J.C. Krok.
    Experimental measurements of strains and blast waves resulting from detonations in tubes.
    Technical Report FM2006-010, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, June 2008.
  • 43 (PDF) J. E. Shepherd, J. C. Krok, J. J. Lee, L. L. Brown, R. T. Lynch, T. M. Samaras, and M. M. Birky.
    Results of 1/4-scale experiments, vapor simulant and liquid Jet A tests.
    Technical Report FM98-6, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, July 1998.
  • 44 (PDF) J. E. Shepherd, J. J. Lee, and J. C. Krok.
    Spark ignition measurements in Jet A.
    Technical Report FM97-9, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, June 1998.
  • 45 (PDF) J. E. Shepherd, C. D. Nuyt, and J. J. Lee.
    Flash Point and Chemical Composition of Aviation Kerosene (Jet A).
    Technical Report FM99-4, California Institute of Technology, December 1999.
  • 46 (PDF) J. E. Shepherd and F. Pintgen.
    Elastic and plastic structural response of tubes to deflagration-to-detonation transition.
    Technical Report FM2006-005, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, January 2007.
  • 47 (PDF) J.E. Shepherd.
    Hydrogen-steam jet-flame facility and experiments.
    Technical Report SAND84-0060 R3 NUREG/CR-3638, Sandia National Laboratories, 1984.
  • 48 (PDF) J.E. Shepherd.
    Analysis of diffusion flame tests.
    Technical Report SAND86-0419 R3 NUREG/CR-4534, Sandia National Laboratories, 1987.
  • 49 (PDF) J.E. Shepherd and R. Akbar.
    Forces due to detonation propagation in a bend.
    Technical Report FM2008-002, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, February 2009.
  • 50 (PDF) J.E. Shepherd and D. R. Begeal.
    Transient compressible flow in porous materials.
    Technical Report SAND83-1788, Sandia National Laboratories, 1988.
  • 51 (PDF) J.E. Shepherd, J.C. Krok, and J.J. Lee.
    Jet a explosions - field test plan 1/4-scale experiments.
    Technical Report FM97-17, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, June 1997.
    Revised December 1997.
  • 52 (PDF) J.E. Shepherd, J.C. Krok, and J.J. Lee.
    Jet a explosions experiments: Laboratory testing.
    Technical Report FM97-5, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, June 1997.
    Revised November 1997.
  • 53 (PDF) A. Teodorczyk and J.E. Shepherd.
    Interaction of a shock wave with a water layer.
    Technical Report FM2012.002, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, May 2012.
  • 54 (PDF) E Wintenberger, JM Austin, M Cooper, S Jackson, and JE Shepherd.
    Impulse of a single pulse detonation tube.
    Technical Report FM00-8, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, August 2002.
  • 55 (PDF) M.L. Wolf, D.H. Lieberman, and J.E. Shepherd.
    Characterization of gravity current formation for the use in detonation refraction experiments.
    Technical Report FM2005-006, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, August 2005.
  • 56 (PDF) J. L. Ziegler, R. Deiterding, J. E. Shepherd, and D. I. Pullin.
    An adaptive high-order hybrid scheme for compressive, viscous flows with detailed chemistry.
    Technical Report FM2011-001, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, February 2011.


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