Accession Number:

AD0749330

Title:

The Measurement of Particle Velocity in Pressed TNT

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Report Date:

1972-08-18

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

The electromagnetic velocity EMV gage was used to record the particle velocity as a function of time behind detonation fronts in pressed TNT. Reproducible estimates of the reaction time and of the Chapman-Jouguet particle velocity are obtainable from single records. This is in contrast to the work with cast TNT, where the breaks in the u,t curves were much more obscure. The reaction time is less than half that of cast TNT.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE