Accession Number:

ADA106485

Title:

Critical Parameters for Detonation Propagation and Initiation of Solid Explosives

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-09-10

Pagination or Media Count:

105.0

Abstract:

The complicated relations and interdependence of the various critical parameters are demonstrated. In particular, the critical diameter is determined by charge temperature, initial particle size, density, confinement, composition, and shock sensitivity. The critical initiating pressure is also a multivariant function and depends on the same set of variables. Relations between different gap shock sensitivity test results and between those of gap and wedge tests are also shown. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE