THE EFFECT OF PRESSURE ON THE AUTOIGNITION OF OCTAHYDRO-1,3,5,7- TETRANITRO,-1,3,5,7,-TETRAZINE (HMX)
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The autoignition of HMX under various conditions of initial pressure yields a family of curves similar to those encountered in rate of burning studies of propellents. From this a hypotheses that the two phenomena are coupled is developed. A description of current theories of thermal decomposition of explosives, autoignition techniques, and the polymorphs of HMX is presented. A new machine for sealing standard Pyrex melting point tubes under various conditions of initial pressure is described.
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Combustion and Ignition