Science and Technology of Energetic Materials

Vol.78, No.1 (2017)


Ignition by a collision of LOX and LNG
Dongjoon Kim, Yozo Kakudate, and Shu Usuba


The explosion generated by the collision of LOX and LNG on a solid surface was investigated. The experiment was conducted in a free field. Dewar vessels filled with LOX and LNG fell freely onto the ground surface from a height of 50 m. The experimental results show that ignition was confirmed at the moment of contact between LOX and LNG, while the Dewar vessels were destroyed by the collision. Furthermore, due to the crater left in the ground surface after the explosion, it is suggested that LOX and LNG burn violently.

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LOX, LNG, collision, ignition, explosion

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