Accession Number:

AD0276986

Title:

PRESSURE PROFILES OF DETONATING BARATOL MEASURED WITH SULPHUR GAUGES

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND United States

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Report Date:

1962-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The dependence of the electrical conductivity of sulfur upon pressure is used to measure a pressure-time profile for detonating Baratol. The measurements indicate an initial pressure spike and tend to further confirm the hydrodynamic theory of detonation proposed by von Neumann. Preparation of sulfur gauges, method of calibration and preliminary performance tests are described.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE