Accession Number:

ADP005317

Title:

Friction and Impact Sensitivities for High Explosives

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MOUND LAB MIAMISBURG OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Understanding sensitivities of energetic materials under specific initiation modes is critical for Safe handling and accident prevention during development, production, transportation, and storage Materials design application. Two major approaches have to be considered in planning for safe handling of energetic materials Establish the necessary conditions to prevent a premature initiation Limit the degree of personnel and property damage that would result if an accident were to occur. A premature initiation could be caused by one or a combination of the following Impact Friction Electrostatic discharge Heat etc.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE