Accession Number:

AD0762327

Title:

Shock Sensitivity of Solid Explosive Substances with the Consideration of Explosion Transmission,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

It is well known that at an impact on an explosive substance an explosive decomposition produced by the impact is not always converted into a self-propagating explosive process an explosion often dies out and a kind of microexplosion takes place. It appeares that explosive substances differ substantially in their ability to cause explosion propagation and, in particular, in the probability of transmitting an explosion from the substance compressed by the impact to the surrounding materials. A description is given of the experiments on the determination of conditions on which the probability of explosion transmission depends. On the basis of these investigations, a method was developed for the determination of impact sensitivity and the sensitivity measurement was performed for certain substances. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE