Accession Number : AD0674245
Title : EXPLORATORY STUDY OF THE INITIATION OF LOW-DENSITY PETN BY HYDROGEN-OXYGEN DETONATION WAVES.
Descriptive Note : Mechanical engineering rept.,
Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) DIV OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Makomaski,A. H.
Report Date : FEB 1968
Pagination or Media Count : 72
Abstract : This report is a study of the problem of initiation of low-density PETN by impact of plane hydrogen-oxygen detonation waves in a tube of constant cross-sectional area. The charges were either pressings of pure crystals (of neddle-form or finely ground) or explosive-impregnated foams. Ionization probes and a streak camera were used to study the process of initiation as well as the shock waves generated on detonation of the explosive. (Author)
Descriptors : (*PETN, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), HYDROGEN, OXYGEN, EXPLOSIVES INITIATORS, DETONATION WAVES, SHOCK WAVES, DENSITY, CRYSTALS, FOAM, SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION, SPHERES, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), TEST METHODS, CANADA
Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE