Accession Number : AD0476199


Title :   INITIATION OF EXPLOSIVES BY EXPLODING WIRES. 8. SURVEY TO DETERMINE EXPLOSIVES CAPABLE OF INITIATION AT MODERATE VOLTAGE LEVELS


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD


Personal Author(s) : Leopold, Howard S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/476199.pdf


Report Date : 17 Nov 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : The explosives: PETN, TNETB, RDX, HNAB, DINA, BTNES, HNH, and HMX can be initiated high order by a 2-mil diameter gold wire exploded by a 1-microfarad capacitor charged to 4000 volts. These explosives are rated as fairly sensitive secondary explosives by the impact test. PETN exhibits the fastest build-up to detonation of the explosives that initiated.


Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVES INITIATORS , *EXPLODING WIRES , WIRE , VOLTAGE , ALIPHATIC COMPOUNDS , EXPLOSIVES , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS , CIRCUITS , GOLD , ESTERS , RDX , NITROBENZENES , CAPACITORS , NITRAMINES , NITRATES , WIRING DIAGRAMS , FATTY ACIDS , SUCCINATES , HMX , PETN


Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Ammunition and Explosives


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE