Accession Number:

AD0312247

Title:

THE CONTRIBUTION OF AFTERBURNING TO THE AIR BLAST FROM EXPLOSIVES

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD WHITE OAK United States

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Report Date:

1959-05-22

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

It is well known that most pure organic explosives lack sufficient oxygen within the explosive molecule to fully oxidize the combustible material present in the explosive. Studies have shown that explosives of this type, termed oxygen deficient explosives, can react after detonation with oxygen in the ambient atmosphere afterburning process and in so doing can contribute additional energy to the blast wave. The present study has developed data on this process as a function of the degree of oxygen deficiency of the explosive and the concentration of oxygen in the test gas surrounding the explosive.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE