Accession Number:

AD0501633

Title:

Sensitivity of Explosive Loaded Ordnance

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 8 Feb 1966-28 Apr 1967

Corporate Author:

EXPLOSIFORM INC SAN FRANCISCO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

The effects of systems parameters upon the sensitivities of explosives and explosives loaded ordnance were studied by exposing simple steel- shielded systems to the direct contact detonation of large length-diameter ratio cardboard-confined cylinders of Nitroguanidine and TNT and to the impact of high velocity steel discs. The steel-shielded explosive appeared more sensitive when loaded at a high density than when loaded at a lower density. In addition, when initiating impulses were of longer duration, lower pressures were capable of detonating the acceptor explosives.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE