Accession Number:

AD0252875

Title:

A METHOD FOR THE DETERMINATION OF THE CRITICAL DIAMETERS OF EXPLOSIVES

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NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

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Report Date:

1960-12-20

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

A precedure was developed to determine the critical diameters of cast explosives and propellants. This procedure is based upon the continuous surveillance of the ionized front of a shock wave which is propagated from the base of a right circular cone. The critical diameter is determined from the cone diameter at the point at which the ionization of the shock wave fails. The measurement was made on a number of the common explosives. This procedure may be modified for use on extruded and possibly on pressed materials. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE