Accession Number:

AD0415008

Title:

THE GROWTH TO DETONATION OF BINARY EXPLOSIVE MIXTURES,

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NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

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Report Date:

1963-04-16

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The growth to detonation after initiation by exploding nichrome wires of lead azide and binary mixtures of lead azide with PETN or RDX was observed using a rotating mirror smear camera. The effects of mixture composition and loading pressure on the sensitivity and growth to detonation showed that the mixtures retained the sensitivity of the lead azide over a wide range of composition. Optimum detonation velocities were obtained for mixtures containing 40 by weight of secondary explosive, but the use of binary mixtures of the type reported on here in weapon detonators requires a definite minimum confinement for practicability. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE