Explosive Behavior of Aluminized Ammonium Perchlorate
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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Addition of aluminum to ammonium perchlorate AP increases its infinite diameter detonation velocity, decreases its critical diameter and at sufficiently low TMD the Eyring reaction zone length. For 7-9 microns AP and 7 microns Al, the maximum of these effects occurred at about 10 Al. Regular detonation behavior could be observed only in the range of 55 to 40 or lower TMD. All mixtures tested in this range exhibited group 2 behavior as does AP itself.
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