Thermal Analysis Studies on Candidate Liner, Coating, and Sealer Materials for Thermally Protected Mark 80 Series Bombs.
Final rept. 1970-1971,
NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA
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The thermal stability of candidate liner, coating, and sealer materials for the Mk 80 series bombs was studied over a temperature range of -54 to about 700 C. The sealer and liner materials were also tested for compatibility with TNT, Composition B, and H-6 explosives. In addition to the laboratory-scale thermal studies, data from full-scale tests with Mk 82 bombs are included. All candidate liner materials failed as possible replacements for the present hot-melt liner material because they either did not exhibit any significant improvements or a compatibility problem existed. The candidate coating materials were tested thermally and their deficiencies were noted. The sealer material had serious compatibility problems and its use should be limited when in possible contact with explosives. Author
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