Accession Number:

ADA528027

Title:

Explosive Charges Safety Tests

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

XIAN MODERN CHEMISTRY RESEARCH INST (CHINA)

Report Date:

1992-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

This paper describes several simulating tests of explosive charges subjected to some environmental stimulations. The simulating tests are designed according to environmental conditions in the battlefield. It is well known that oil-wood fire cook-off, bullet and fragment impact, shock wave sympathetic detonation and shaped charge jet penetration is the most dangerous stimuli to munitions. Therefore, the informations obtained by means of simulating tests may be used to assess and compare the vulnerability of various candidate explosives for munitions. In this paper we reported the experimental pictures and results of three explosives TNT, Comp, B and TATB.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE