Shock Induced Reaction in Explosives and propellants
EXPLOSIVES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT WALTHAM ABBEY (UNITED KINGDOM)
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Two propellants a cast double-base and an extruded double-base and two explosives a 6040 RDXTNT mixture 1 beeswax and nitromethane were subjected to shocks of known amplitude. The shock producing system used was essentially that of the NOL Standard Gap Test. Threshold pressures for both burning and detonation were obtained. This technique used originally by Jacobs and Liddiard has been extended to provide unreacted Hugoniot data.
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Solid Rocket Propellants