Pressure-Energy Coupling, Sound Speed, and Shock Initiation Experiments on Explosives Using Pulsed Electron Beams.
Final rept. Jun 71-Mar 74,
PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL CO SAN LEANDRO CALIF
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Pulsed electron beam experiments to measure the pressure-energy coupling coefficients and the sound speed were performed on pressed pellets of lead azide, KDNBF, and single crystal specimens of RDX, PETN, and lead azide. The experiments on the lead azide were unsuccessful. However, sound speed and thermomechanical response data were obtained on the pressed pellets of KDNBF and on the single crystal specimens of RDX and PETN that allow calculation of components of the Gruneisen tensor for these materials. Shock initiation experiments on KDNBF were also performed. Modified author abstract
- Ammunition and Explosives