DETONATION ATTENUATION IN LIQUID EXPLOSIVE MIXTURES OF TETRANITROMETHANE AND ETHYL IODIDE,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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A flame photographic study has been made of the detonation attenuation in liquid explosive mixtures of tetranitromethane and ethyl iodide which occurs on a sharp change in the direction of propagation of the detonation front. The charge was flat and of constant depth only the channel width unspecified was varied. The tetranitromethaneethyl iodide oxidizerfuel volume ratio was varied from 2773 to 3070. Deviations from normal detonation development occurred only at component ratios below 3070. The following experimental facts were observed 1 detonation wave attenuation in the narrow channel prior to exit into the wide vessel at component ratio 2773 2 detonation wave attenuation on exit from the narrow channel into the wide vessel 2872 3 detonation wave attenuation on exit from the narrow channel into the wide vessel, subsequent amplification and development of the detonation after reflection of the detonation wave from the upper edge of the vessel 2971 4 slight attenuation of the detonation from the sides on exit into the wide vessel and subsequent normal development of the detonation 3070.
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