Accession Number : AD0430578


Title :   THE SENSITIVITY OF SOME EXPLOSIVES TO A SHOCK WAVE,


Corporate Author : REDSTONE SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION CENTER REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA


Personal Author(s) : Ilyukin,V S ; Pokhil,P F


Report Date : 22 Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 8


Abstract : Allowed the sensitivity of the explosives to be related directly to parameters of the initial shock wave, which propagated through the inert explosive. Detonations were transferred through copper barriers from one explosive (active) to the other explosive (inert) to determine their sensitivity to shock waves. The process of detonation transfer was photographed by a SFRcamera (Russian make) to determine the distance from the boundary separating the metal and the inert explosive to the place of origin of the detonation (for opaque explosives, to the place of discharge of the detonation on the surface of the tested charge). The following active explosives were used: TNT, Cyclonite (Hexogen) and TH 50/50 of various densities, 100 mm in length and 40 mm in diameter with plane detonating front. The length of the inert explosive was 50 mm, and the diameter 20 - 30 mm. The thickness of the copper barrier varied from 5 to 30 mm. (Author)


Descriptors :   SHOCK WAVES , EXPLOSIVES , SENSITIVITY , PROPAGATION , DENSITY , PRESSURE , HEATING , TEMPERATURE , IGNITION , DETONATIONS , SEPARATION , TEST METHODS , TNT , NITROGLYCERIN , EXPERIMENTAL DATA


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