Accession Number:

ADB026153

Title:

Friction Stimuli Studies in Blending Operations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 1976-Apr 1977

Corporate Author:

COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP BAY ST LOUIS MS ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE SERVICES LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Tests were performed on various pyromixes to determine friction stimuli due to the inducement of foreign objects and metal-to-metal contact during in-process blending. The test results indicated that the frictional energy required to ignite the pyrotechnic compositions was greater than those generated in these experiments. The initiation of pyrotechnics by friction during blending processes may be less hazardous than previously postulated based on reported incidents and accidents.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE