Accession Number:

AD0712751

Title:

A NOTE ON EXPLOSIONS IN FREON-C318,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-06-19

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Hydrocode calculations have been made to determine some of the characteristics of explosions in Freon-C318 Octafluorocyclobutane. These indicate that the explosion shock moves more slowly and carries a smaller overpressure in Freon than in air. At the same overpressure, however, dynamic pressure in Freon is larger than in air. Two 8-lb pentolite spheres have been fired in Freon, as a check on the calculations. The experimental observations from these shots are sparse but suggest that the calculations are adequate for rough estimates. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE