Accession Number : AD0286501

Title :   THE GROWTH TO DETONATION OF LOW DENSITY EXPLOSIVE MIXTURES

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : LEOPOLD, HOWARD S ; MCVANEY, D

PDF Url : AD0286501

Report Date : Sep 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The growth to detonation of normal lead styphnatelead azide, normal lead styphnate-silver azide, normal lead styphnate-PETN, silver azide-PETN, and normal lead styphnate-flake aluminum mixtures was observed using a rotating mirror smear camera. Normal lead styphnate-lead azide mixtures (75/25 to 25/75 proportions) retain the hot-wire sensitivity of the normal lead styphnateAND DEVELOP A TERMINAL DETONATION VELOCITY CHARACTERISTIC OF THE LEAD AZIDE. Normal lead styphnate-PETN mixtures propagate slower than normal lead styphnate alone. Silver azide-PETN mixtures develop a terminal detonation velocity characteristic of PETN.

Descriptors :   *DETONATIONS, *EXPLOSIONS, *EXPLOSIVES, *MIXTURES, ALUMINUM, AZIDES, ELECTRIC DETONATORS, LEAD COMPOUNDS, PETN, PHOTOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, ROTATING MIRROR CAMERAS, SILVER COMPOUNDS, STYPHNATES

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE