Accession Number : AD0017094


Title :   PROPERTIES OF EXPLOSIVES. A STUDY OF THE INFLUENCE OF SEVERAL CHEMICAL AND THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES ON THE IGNITION EFFICIENCY OF THE M1A1 SQUIB AND THE M1A1 SQUIB LOADED WITH ' 'MODIFIED' ' T61 COMPOSITION


Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ


Personal Author(s) : LENCHITZ, CHARLES


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/017094.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1953


Pagination or Media Count : 31


Abstract : The mechanism of ignition is discussed and related to properties of the M1A1 squib and the M1A1 squib loaded with modified T61 composition. The ignition products of the M1A1 squib loaded with modified T61 composition attained a much higher temperature than the products of the M1A1 squib. The heat evolved by the M1A1 squib loaded with modified T61 composition was concentrated in a much smaller area, because of the presence of more solid particles. Values were calculated and determined experimentally for the heat of reaction of each squib, and an analysis was made of the products of ignition.


Descriptors :   *PARTICLES , *ELECTRIC PRIMERS , TEMPERATURE , ELECTRIC IGNITERS , HEAT OF REACTION , IGNITION , SOLIDS


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE