Accession Number:

ADA123340

Title:

TNT Equivalency of Pentolite Hemispheres

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

This report present the results of a limited study designed to determine the TNT equivalency of Pentolite hemispheres detonated on a sand base. Three Pentolite charges with an average mass of 1.129 kg and two TNT charges with an average mass of 1.146 kg were detonated over a sand base test area. Blast parameters were measured along two blast lines. An average value of the TNT equivalency of Pentolite based on peak overpressure is 1.11. The average value based on impulse is 1.07.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE