Accession Number:

ADA000200

Title:

Electrical Conductivity of Explosives During the Initiation of Detonation by Shock Waves,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Report Date:

1974-01-16

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Changes in electrical conductivity in and behind shock waves during detonation of TNT and tetryl charges were studied. It was found that conductivity changes do occur behind the shock front in TNT, but not noticeably in tetryl. A possible explanation of this is the presence of solid carbon in TNT decomposition products, while there apparently is no such accumulation in tetryl. Further research is required.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE