Accession Number:

ADA032959

Title:

Effect of Long Term Low-Level Gamma Radiation on Thermal Sensitivity of RDX/HMX Mixtures

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

HMX, RDX, HMXRDX mixtures and Comp B were subjected to low level long-term Co60 gamma radiation 225 Rhr for 90, 120, and 150 days. Differential thermal analysis, thermogravimetric analysis, weight loss determination, and vacuum stability, infrared spectrometry, impact sensitivity and explosion temperature tests were used. It was found that the thermal stability and sensitivity of these explosives were not adversely affected by the exposures.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE