Calibration of a Super Small-Scale Cookoff Bomb (SSCB) for Predicting Severity of the Cookoff Reaction
NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA
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The Super Small-Scale Cookoff Bomb SSCB, like the Small-Scale Cookoff Bomb SCB, was developed to provide a means for predicting the response of an ordnance item to a fast or slow cookoff by comparing an empirical relationship to the severity of cookoff reaction in a laboratory level explosive sample and the same explosive in an ordnance item during a field test. Whereas the SCB utilizes 600 grams, the SSCB requires only 20 grams. The SSCB will test any explosive whose critical diameter for steady-state detonation is less than 0.6 inch.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Ammunition and Explosives