Accession Number : ADA047968


Title :   DDT Behavior of Waxed Mixtures of RDX, HMX, and Tetryl


Corporate Author : NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER WHITE OAK LAB SILVER SPRING MD


Personal Author(s) : Price, Donna ; Bernecker, Richard R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a047968.pdf


Report Date : 18 Oct 1977


Pagination or Media Count : 77


Abstract : DDT data are presented for the 94/6 RDX/wax series over 70% to 97% TMD. The trends are similar to those of the 91/9 RDX/wax series but this mixture has a much shorter time range corresponding to its increased sensitivity. Data are also given for one waxed RDX and two waxed HMX series at fixed percent porosity (100 - % TMD). All mixtures followed the physical model proposed for DDT of 91/9 RDX/wax. However, the series run at fixed % TMD and varying wax content showed strong correlations between the relative time to detonation and the predetonation column length. No similar correlation appears at fixed composition and varying porosity.


Descriptors :   *RDX , *DETONATIONS , *TETRYL , *HMX , *DEFLAGRATION , DENSITY , RATIOS , EXPLOSIONS , SENSITIVITY , POROSITY , EXPLOSIVES , MIXTURES , WAXES


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE