Accession Number : AD0377708

Title :   SENSITIVITY FUNDAMENTALS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. 15 Jun-15 Sep 66,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Amster,Adolph B. ; Berke,Joseph G. ; Brauman,Sharon K. ; Evans,Marjorie W. ; Hill,Marion E.

Report Date : 15 OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 142

Abstract : The gap sensitivities for low velocity detonation (LVD) in 1,2-DP and 2,2-DP were determined. For 1,2-DP this was between 30.5 cm and 126 cm of Plexiglas; it was greater than 187 cm for 2,2-DP. The LVD propagation velocity for both compounds was found to decrease to a constant value of about 2.0 mm/microsec at large gaps (10 cm and greater). The failure diameter of 2,3-DB was determined experimentally to be in the neighborhood of 10 mm. Because of difficulties in establishing the validity of failure diameter results in IBA and 2,3-DB, a literature search on liquid explosives was completed, covering the period from 1960 to the present. Additional diagnostic experiments were undertaken to determine the role of dark waves in the failure mechanism of liquid explosives. It is clear that they are the mechanisms of failure in many cases; however, it is not yet certain that they are always the mechanism.

Descriptors :   (*EXPLOSIVES, *SENSITIVITY), PROPAGATION, DETONATION WAVES, DETONATIONS, VELOCITY, REACTION KINETICS, PYROLYSIS, DECOMPOSITION, IMPACT SHOCK (U) FLUOROAMINES, ALKANES, LIQUIDS

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE