Accession Number : AD0499755

Title :   Status of the Program to Explore the Use of Boron in Military Explosives,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Swift, E., Jr

Report Date : 01 JAN 1950

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Several types of NBX, containing up to 15% boron, have been fired, some in air with blast recording, some underwater with shockwave recording and with diaphragm gauges, and some with detonation velocity recording. The predicted high power of these compositions has not been experimentally observed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EXPLOSIVES, BORON), ALUMINIZED EXPLOSIVES, TORPEX, RDX, TNT, UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS, DETONATIONS, BLAST, SHOCK WAVES, DETONATION WAVES, POWER, VELOCITY, TEMPERATURE, EXPLOSION BUBBLES, EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, CASTING, CYLINDRICAL BODIES.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE