Accession Number : AD0662647

Title :   STUDY FUNDAMENTAL PROPERTIES OF HIGH EXPLOSIVES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J

Personal Author(s) : Wise,Leo S.

Report Date : 03 JAN 1945

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The rate of detonation of cast 50/50 Pentolite has been determined by the Optical Method, equipment for which was recently installed at the Arsenal. The results were found to agree with values obtained by the Bruceton Laboratory of the NDRC within the experimental limits of the method of determination. Equally good agreement was found between the determined value for RDX Composition B and that reported by the Bruceton Laboratory for 60/40 Cyclotol. Rate of detonation tests of cast binary and ternary mixtures of TNT, Cyclonite, Tetryl, and Ammonium Picrate have also been made. To a first approximation, the rate of detonation of binary mixtures may be calculated from a principle of additive rates of detonation, which is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EXPLOSIVES, DETONATIONS), PENTOLITE, RDX, TETRYL, AMMONIUM PICRATE, PETN, MIXTURES, REACTION KINETICS

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE