SENSITIVITY OF CASED EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS TO IMPACT BY REGULAR FRAGMENTS
Monthly rept. no. 11, 20 Dec 1962-28 Feb 1963
LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA
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An experimental program dealing with the sensitivity of certain cased explosives and propellants to impact by high-velocity particles was discussed. The program was designed to aid in determining a more realistic quantity-distance relationship for the storage of ordnance explosive material. It was the intent of this project, through an experimental program, to establish a limiting fragment mass vs impact velocity relationship for the detonation of certain explosives andor propellants enclosed in casings of different thicknesses. Tests conducted to date have confirmed the expected sensitivity of cased Pentolite. Limited firings with Cyclotol have not resulted in detonation even with velocities well in excess of those believed to be necessary.
- Ammunition and Explosives