Accession Number:

ADA256321

Title:

Characterization of Deflagrating Munitions by Rotating Prism High Speed Photography

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

We report on the use of a rotating prism high speed camera for determining the characteristics of a munition undergoing rapid deflagration in field experiments. The technique has been applied to study the controlled deflagration of Composition B filled 105 mm shell and 81 mm mortar bombs as representative thick and thin cased munitions respectively however the report is mostly illustrated with results from the study on 105 mm shell. The deflagration event has been characterized in terms of case expansion rate, initial fragment velocity, time to case burst, time to reaction from the nose end and the deflagration rate of the filling. Products escaping from the fracturing case eventually obscured the image which limited the extent of the measurements.

Subject Categories:

  • Photography
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE