Accession Number:

ADA551249

Title:

Setback Test Users Manual (U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center's Method)

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ ENERGETICS WARHEADS AND MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

2011-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The setback test was developed at the U.S. Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center ARDEC, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. This ARDEC setback test method collapses a planer air gap against an explosive sample in a manner to mimic what could happen during launch of a projectile with a base gap. The machine action is essentially one dimensional, where an insulated steel drift pin moves towards an explosive sample. The initial space between drip pin and bottom of the explosive constitutes the air gap under test.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE