Accession Number : AD0451263


Title :   The Shock-to-Detonation Transition in Composite and Double Base Propellants.


Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD


Personal Author(s) : Coleburn, N L


Report Date : 29 Sep 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 17


Abstract : Plane shock wave compressions were used to obtain the unreacted shock Hugoniots of a composite and a double base propellant. One propellant contained a hybrid explosive mixture. For this propellant smear camera measurements were made of the shock velocity build-up to steady detonation velocity as a function of travel distance in wedge-shaped specimens, for entering pressures of 62.4, 72.3, and 78.9 kilobars. These measurements showed the propellants to be as sensitive to rapidly applied shocks as cast Composition B. Under similar shock pressures the second propellant, which contained no explosive, burned uneventfully without detonating. (Author)


Descriptors :   SENSITIVITY , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES , IMPACT SHOCK , DETONATIONS , SHOCK WAVES , SHOCK(MECHANICS) , AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS , PERCHLORATES , ALUMINUM , EXPLOSIVES , HIGH PRESSURE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE