Accession Number:

ADA014574

Title:

Pressed TNT as a Standard for the Assessment of Underwater Explosives. Part 1

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

EXPLOSIVES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT WALTHAM ABBEY (UNITED KINGDOM)

Report Date:

1974-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

A need exists for an internationally agreed underwater explosive charge as a reference standard in shock wave parameter measurements. The reference explosive selected is 80.4 crystal TNT isostatically pressed to a density of 1600 kgcubic meters and machined into 11 right circular cylinders. The performance of charges in weights from 3.6 kg down to 0.05 kg is examined and the shock wave parameters Pm, Theta, W to the 13 power, and W to the 13 power presented in graphical form. The results are discussed and a recommendation given that the standard charge be a 11 right cylinder 0.45 kg in weight centrally initiated.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE