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Detonation Database


Detonation data are widely scattered among monographs, journal literature, and institutional reports. Indeed, some valuable but obscure sources may be unavailable through ordinary literature searches. Data are often only available graphically and comparisons between data sets or between experiments and simulations requires digitizing graphs to obtain numerical values. Considerable effort can be spent gathering data for a comparison or during design of an experiment. The purpose of this archive is to minimize the effort required to locate and obtain numerical data, by compiling it in a single, accessible document.

The project originated during the mid 1980's with the notion of writing a review article about detonations and chemistry. In the course of writing that article, it became clear that there was a need for a comprehensive set of references and a data library for comparisons with model computations. Since the advent of the World Wide Web, it has become obvious that publishing the database on the WWW would be much more useful than print alone. A Web document allows searching and linking tools to be employed, and is always up to date. Of course, hardcopy offers its own traditional advantages.

Shepherd Home Page Edited Last: May 27, 2002

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