Accession Number:

ADA621963

Title:

New Method for Quantifying Ignition Sensitivity from Electrostatic Discharge

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 2014-28 Feb 2015

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD WEAPONS AND MATERIALS RESEARCH DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

2015-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

This study investigates a new approach for quantifying the ignition sensitivity of energetic materials from electrostatic discharge ESD. The intensities from photo receivers were used to assist in determining whether or not ignition of the energetic materials was achieved from the ESD. The results show that the photo receivers captured an increase in light intensity for the samples that experienced ignition, suggesting that they can be used to quantify ESD sensitivity of energetic materials.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE