Accession Number : AD0275876

Title :   INITIATION OF DETONATION RESULTING FROM COMBUSTION INSTABILITIES

Corporate Author : BUREAU OF MINES PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s) : GIBSON,F.C. ; SUMMERS,C.R. ; SCOTT,F.H.

Report Date : 23 MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A continuation of research conducted on deflagration to detonaion in propellants and explosives is presented. Initiation mechanisms and the role of cavitation on the propagation of detonation is emphasized. Simultaneous use of both high-speed photographic and electronic instrumentation is being made to facilitate interpretation of events preceding and during development of detonation in high explosives and propellants. Additionally, detonability studies are made on new high energy propellants as they become available. They are produced in very limited quantities and must be evaluated in small scale tests using comined instrumentation techniques; results of such studies are compared to common high-explosive behavior under similar conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DETONATIONS, *EXPLOSIVES, *SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, CATHODE RAY TUBE SCREENS, COMBUSTION, HIGH SPEED PHOTOGRAPHY, IGNITION, INSTRUMENTATION, PROPELLANTS, SENSITIVITY, SHOCK WAVES, STABILITY, VELOCITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE