STRESS WAVES IN BOUNDED MEDIA
Quarterly rept. 1 Sep-30 Nov 1966
BUREAU OF MINES BRUCETON PA EXPLOSIVES RESEARCH CENTER
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A program to compare the performance of 1.1-inch diameter precision shaped charge assemblies loaded with either a liquid explosive or a solid explosive was completed and is discussed in this report. It was found that the use of the liquid explosive resulted in improved performance at very long standoffs. In addition, studies related to the phenomena of detonation quenching were made, using electronic instrumentation to study the behavior of detonation waves entering a dynamically precompressed region of explosives. A marked difference was observed between the solid and liquid explosives used. Several new methods for increasing energy transfer from detonating explosives were also explored.
- Ammunition and Explosives