Accession Number:

ADA093648

Title:

A Castable Composite Explosive: The Coefficient of Cubical Expansion,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT VALCARTIER (QUEBEC)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The volume of a composite explosive RDXbinder-8317 has been measured at temperatures from 248 to 338 K using Archimedes principle. The specimens were covered with a protective film specially developed to prevent the binder from dissolving in the fluid, a silicone oil. From the results the coefficient of cubical expansion of the explosive at 296 K is .000357K as the mean of 15 measurements having a standard deviation of .0000066K. A similar technique applied to an aluminum specimen whose coefficient is known gave a value about 2.0 percent too large. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE