Accession Number:

AD0419220

Title:

RDX/CALCIUM-STEARATE BINARY SYSTEM EXPLOSIVE SENSITIVITY CALIBRATION

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-05-15

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

The Small Scale Gap Test sensitivity and output of RDXCalcium-Stearate mixtures ranging from 0.59 to 23.75 Calcium Stearate were determined for 4, 8, 16, 32 and 64 KPSI consolidating pres sures. By choice of pressure and composition changes can be made with sensitivities from 3.4 to 7.8 DBg shock sensitivities. Although these mixtures can be used to satisfy the immediate needs for explosives for the VARICOMP measure ment of weapon explosive train safety and re liability, explosive systems should be developed wherein composition control to obtain specific sensitivity and output is less critical.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE