A Characterization Study of Several Heat Resistant Explosives in Mild Detonating Cords
Final rept. 1 Jul 1974-31 Dec 1975
NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER WHITE OAK LAB SILVER SPRING MD
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A study was made of the performance of three new heat resistant explosives fabricated into mild detonating cords. Cords were exposed to temperatures from 280 C to 326 C in sealed copper tubes. After exposure to these temperatures, the cord detonation velocity was measured. The dynamic compressibility and heat of formation of TPT were also determined. TPT was judged to be the best explosive for heat resistant detonating cord and was characterized to generate data for a procurement specification.
- Ammunition and Explosives