Accession Number:

AD0751959

Title:

Detonation Susceptibility and Detonation Capacity of Heat-Resistant Explosives,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-10-25

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Various Soviet heat stable explosives and cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine were investigated. The minimum charge of Pb azide and Ag azide initiating explosion of heat stable explosives at elevated temperatures up to 270 degrees was determined. The dependence of critical diameter of charge of heat stable explosives on temperature up to 270 degrees was studied. Prolonged heating close to the thermal decomposition temperature results in a decrease of detonation susceptibility and detonation capacity. At high hydrostatic pressures, the decrease of detonation susceptibility and detonation capacity is caused by the phlegmatizing action of H2O, which penetrates into the pores of the compressed explosive charge. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE