THE DETONATION BEHAVIOR OF AMMONIUM PERCHLORATE AS A FUNCTION OF CHARGE DENSITY AND DIAMETER
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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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.