Accession Number : ADA100752


Title :   U.S. (ARRADCOM) Test Results for NATO Round-Robin Test on High Explosives


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER DOVER NJ LARGE CALIBER WEAPON SYSTEMS LAB


Personal Author(s) : Avrami, L ; Kirshenbaum, M S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a100752.pdf


Report Date : May 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 62


Abstract : As part of the NATO Round-Robin Test program using explosives from one source, the US (ARRADCOM) performed a series of tests on five BICT-furnished explosives. The explosives tested were PETN, RDX, HMX, tetryl and TNT. A series of impact tests were conducted utilizing the 50% Bruceton, the Picatinny Arsenal 10% point and the full run-down test methods. Additional tests, including melting point, chemical analysis, vacuum stability test, explosion temperature, DTA/TGA, DSC, IR, NMR and particle size distribution, were conducted. For impact sensitivity and thermal sensitivity, relative rankings for the explosives were determined.


Descriptors :   *HIGH EXPLOSIVES , CHEMICAL ANALYSIS , HMX , IMPACT TESTS , MELTING POINT , NATO , PARTICLE SIZE , PETN , RDX , SENSITIVITY , STABILITY , TEMPERATURE , TEST METHODS , TETRYL , THERMAL PROPERTIES , THERMAL STABILITY , TNT , VACUUM


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE