Force-field derivation and atomistic simulation of HMX-TATB-graphite mixture explosives
Y Long and YG Liu and FD Nie and J Chen, MODELLING AND SIMULATION IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, 20, 065010 (2012).
We have studied the interfaces between octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine (HMX), 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TATB) and graphite, where the former is a sensitive explosive, the middle one is an insensitive explosive and the latter is a desensitizer. The force-field across the interfaces is obtained by ab initio calculation and least-squares optimization. We use this force-field to simulate the breaking and deformation processes of the HMX-TATB-graphite interface and polycrystal systems. The breaking, coating and plasticizing properties are discussed. A set of mechanical parameters for the mixture explosives is obtained.
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