Accession Number:

ADP004829

Title:

Method of Prediction of the Explosive Behavior of Highly Confined PBXs Submitted to Bullet Impact

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SOCIETE NATIONALE DES POUDRES ET EXPLOSIFS VERT-LE-PETIT (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

We describe the mechanisms which govern the bullet impact reactivity of strongly confined castable plastic bonded high explosives. We point out the parameters which drive the reaction. This is a deflagration to detonation transition, in the studied cases. We succeed in elaborating a first practical model, able to forecast the explosive behavior of castable plastic bonded high explosives based on the fragmentability of the explosive material and strongly confined.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Explosions
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE