Accession Number:

AD0818804

Title:

THE DETONATION BEHAVIOR OF AMMONIUM PERCHLORATE AS A FUNCTION OF CHARGE DENSITY AND DIAMETER

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Report Date:

1967-06-20

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The detonability limits and detonation behavior were studied for a finely ground ammonium perchlorate AP. The typical finite diameter D vs rho sub o curve is non-linear and exhibits a maximum in detonation velocity. The failure curve d sub c diameter vs rho sub c critical density shows a monotonic increase in d sub c with rho sub c in the range rho sub o 1.0 gcc and is opposite in trend to that for TNT.

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE