Accession Number:

ADA209168

Title:

Detonation Characteristics of Mixtures of HMX and Emulsion Explosives

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar-Dec 1987

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

The detonation characteristics of various mixtures of HMX and an aqueous emulsion explosive have been determined. The emulsion explosive consisted of ammonium-nitrate, sodium-nitrate and water in the dispersed phase, and an emulsifieroil mixture in the continuous phase. The HMXemulsion mixtures of from 10 to 50 percent HMX were prepared and evaluated in cylindrical and conical charge experiments. Insufficient data were collected to provide a comprehensive description of the detonation behavior of HMXemulsion explosives over the entire range of possible mixtures however, it was possible to provide a definitive description of the velocity-mixture-diameter relationships over the range of 20 to 50 percent HMX and a qualitative description elsewhere.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE