EXPLOSIVE BEHAVIOR OF A SIMPLE COMPOSITE PROPELLANT MODEL
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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APWax mixtures were used to model a simple composite propellant. Addition of wax to the AP increased its infinite diameter detonation velocity, increased its shock sensitivity, decreased its critical diameter and its reaction zone length. The maximum of these effects occurred at about 20 wax. At this composition, the model is an explosive comparable to TNT.
- Liquid Rocket Propellants