Accession Number:

ADA018247

Title:

Air Blast Parameters and Other Characteristics of Nitroguanidine and Guanidine Nitrate

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1972-1974

Corporate Author:

IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL ENGINEERING DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

Blast measurements were made of nitroguanidine NGu and guanidine nitrate GuN under scaled-down conditions simulating the mass of material and confinement found in storage bins used in processing plants. The results for pressure and impulse are presented in tables and graphs. Maximum TNT equivalencies for pressure and impulse at scaled distances varying from 3 to 40 ftlb to the 13 power are given. Information concerning the shock and explosive characteristics of NGu and GuN is provided. The important influence of density on establishing the critical diameter of unconfined NGu powder is shown. The effect of top vs bottom boostering is given for each material.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE