Accession Number:

ADA454169

Title:

The Nominal/Generic Specific Heat per Average Atom Concept for CHNO Energetic Materials

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER REDSTONE ARSENAL AL MISSILE GUIDANCE DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

This document is a follow on to U.S. Army Micom TR-RD-SS-95-2, AMCOM-TR-RD-SS-98-2, and TR-RD-SS-06-09 that related plane impact shock sensitivity of CHNO energetic materials to specific heat per average atom magnitude and Reactive Temperature Tr conditions. Observation of the Cp per average atom versus absolute Temperature T plots revealed relatively little difference in magnitude for seven important explosive compounds. Thus, a universal nominalgeneric Cp per average atom is proposed for CHNO energetic materials. This report is devoted to substantiating this NG Cp per average atom concept and illustrating its practical utilization via examples for TNT, HMX, and PBX-9502.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE