Accession Number:

ADA014212

Title:

An Analysis of Small Scale Gap Test Sensitivity Data Using Porosity Theory and Nonreactive Shock Hugoniots

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER WHITE OAK LAB SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-06-20

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

An analysis was performed of Small Gap Test SSGT sensitivity data using nonreactive shock Hugoniots, and a recently developed concept which relates sensitivity to porosity. The basic idea of the concept is that detonation is achieved, regardless of porosity, when a critical thermal energy is induced into the explosive by shock. This analysis supports the validity of this notion, both for TATB-like explosives, for which it was conceived, and for other explosive materials as well.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE