Deflagration to Detonation Transition Behavior of Aluminized HMX
NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER WHITE OAK LAB SILVER SPRING MD
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The effect of fine 5 microns and coarse 95 microns Al on the deflagration-to-detonation DDT behavior of HMX, is charges pressed to 90 theoretical maximum density TMD, was studied. It was found that Al slows down the DDT process increasingly as the content of Al increases that is, it increases predetonation column length and the relative times to detonation. Fine Al is more effective than coarse in delaying DDT, at a given content , but both are inferior to wax in this respect.
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