Accession Number:

ADA512417

Title:

Air-Blast Characteristics of an Aluminized Explosive

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

AGENCY FOR DEFENSE DEVELOPMENT TAEJON (KOREA)

Report Date:

1992-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Air-blast characteristics of an aluminized explosive RDXammonium perchlorate aluminumbinder 20432512 were investigated . The TNT-equivalent weight factor of this explosive was experimentally determined as a function of peak pressure in the pressure range of from 0-7 to 120 psi. This factor was 0.9 for pressures over 10 psi incident-wave region and increased to 1.2 for pressures lower than 10 psi Mach-wave region. It is believed that this increase in the TNT-equivalent weight factor in the low pressure region should be attributed to slow energy release from oxidation reaction of aluminum powder added in the explosive.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE