STUDY FUNDAMENTAL PROPERTIES OF HIGH EXPLOSIVES.
PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J
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The rate of detonation of cast 5050 Pentolite has been determined by the Optical Method, equipment for which was recently installed at the Arsenal. The results were found to agree with values obtained by the Bruceton Laboratory of the NDRC within the experimental limits of the method of determination. Equally good agreement was found between the determined value for RDX Composition B and that reported by the Bruceton Laboratory for 6040 Cyclotol. Rate of detonation tests of cast binary and ternary mixtures of TNT, Cyclonite, Tetryl, and Ammonium Picrate have also been made. To a first approximation, the rate of detonation of binary mixtures may be calculated from a principle of additive rates of detonation, which is discussed. Author
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