Accession Number:

ADA467800

Title:

Polyurethane Binder Systems for Polymer Bonded Explosives

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION EDINBURGH (AUSTRALIA) WEAPONS SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

Polymer bonded explosives PBXs consist of explosive components bound together by a polymeric binder. The most common binder systems in current PBXs are polyurethane based and contain plasticisers and other chemicals that alter processability, mechanical properties and chemical stability. This report details the history of PBX binders, components of polyurethane binder systems, their properties and the procedures for obtaining the ingredients, as well as the basics of formulation, testing and quality control. Also included are details of PBX formulations on which research has been undertaken at DSTO.

Subject Categories:

  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE