Advances in Explosive Train Technology
PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ
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The proper functioning of any munition system depends on the reliable initiation of successive elements in an explosive train and on the transfer of sufficient energy from one element to another so that the fuze ultimately detonates a main charge. Some of the recent investigations made on explosive train technology by the Explosives Division of the Feltman Research Laboratory at Picatinny Arsenal are discussed. The purpose of this work is to develop a better understanding of how explosive trains function, provide the basis for improved quality control, and define and determine the parameters needed for new and improved designs. Use was made of new high speed transient recording equipment, and computer programs were developed and used for data reduction and analysis.
- Ammunition and Explosives