Accession Number : AD0425362

Title :   INITIATION OF DETONATION BY LOW AMPLITUDE SHOCKS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept., 1 Aug-31 Oct 63,

Corporate Author : BUREAU OF MINES PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s) : Gibson, F. C. ; Watson, R. W. ; Hay, J. E. ; Summers, C. R. ; Scott, F. H.

Report Date : 11 DEC 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Research is reported on the initiation and growth of detonations in propellants and explosives. Current emphasis is placed on reactions that result from low amplitude shock wave stimuli in liquid explosives; the resultant decomposition is usually a low-velocity detonation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DETONATIONS, SHOCK WAVES), PHOTOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, DETONATION WAVES, NITROGLYCERIN, EXPLOSIVES, LIQUIDS, CAVITATION, ESTERS, NITRATES, ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE