An Analysis of Small Scale Gap Test Sensitivity Data Using Porosity Theory and Nonreactive Shock Hugoniots
NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER WHITE OAK LAB SILVER SPRING MD
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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.
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