Accession Number:

AD0691319

Title:

THE NATURE OF DETONATION OF CERTAIN EXPLOSIVES AND THE EFFECT OF PRESSURE ON IT,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-04-29

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The report is an analysis of the causes and effects of detonation of explosives during combustion. A sharp increase in pressure is cited as the principal effect necessary to cause combustion to become detonation. Tests were performed consisting of heating of nitroglycerin until detonation occurred. Heating rate influenced the detonation in a complex manner, with moderate heating rates producing the most explosive detonation. One major mechanism for the formation of detonation is the explosion of suspended droplets of detonable material in the combustion products of the explosive. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Explosions
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE