Accession Number:

AD0722707

Title:

Factors Affecting Bullet Impact Initiation of Pyrotechnic Compositions,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AMMUNITION DEPOT CRANE IND

Report Date:

1970-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Three possible modes of initiation by bullet impact of a typical magnesium, sodium nitrate, binder illuminating system are considered. Of the three--mechanical activation, adiabatic compression, and friction--friction appears to be the dominant factor in initiation of this composition by bullet impact. A demonstrated cure is also cited. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE