Accession Number : AD0634602

Title :   THE DETONATION BEHAVIOR OF HYDRAZINE MONONITRATE,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Price ,Donna ; Liddiard,T. P. , Jr. ; Drosd,R. D.

Report Date : 15 APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Data obtained some time ago on the detonation velocity (D) - loading density (RHO-NULL) - charge diameter (d) relationships of hydrazine mononitrate were reassessed. They are reported in detail for the first time. The infinite diameter curve is D(mm/microsec) = 5.388(RHO-NULL) - 0.100, where RHO-NULL is in g/cc. At finite diameters of 1.27 to 4.14 cm, the D vs RHO-NULL curves exhibit maxima. This behavior is to be expected of explosives whose critical diameter increases with increasing loading density, the reverse of the trend exhibited by common explosives such as TNT. Hydrazine mononitrate can therefore be classified as belonging to a group of explosives showing the atypical behavior described. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYDRAZINE DERIVATIVES, *DETONATIONS), EXPLOSIVES, NITRATES, VELOCITY, DENSITY, GEOMETRIC FORMS, RELIABILITY

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE