Accession Number : AD0706750

Title :   SENSITIVITY FUNDAMENTALS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Mar 62-28 Feb 70,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hill,Marion E. ; Ross,David S. ; Shaw,Robert ; Woolfolk,Robert W. ; Mill,Theodore

Report Date : 15 MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : The report summarizes the results of a program of basic research into the relationship between detonation phenomena and chemical structure and kinetics for difluoraminoalkanes. The objective of this study was to define the minimum number of chemical and physical parameters of the system needed to predict detonation sensitivity. This research program was carried out in three areas: High-velocity detonation phenomena, including gap tests for smooth shock reaction times, failure diameters, and shock temperature calculations; Low-velocity detonation, not previously recognized for this class of compounds and a phenomenon that adds a new dimension to the handling hazards of difluoraminoalkanes; and Kinetics of homogeneous gas-phase decomposition and catalyzed elimination of HF in the liquid phase. The conclusion section emphasizes the special relationships that were established in the earlier sections between sensitivity measurements, thermochemistry, kinetics, and physics of the compounds examined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLUOROAMINES, *DETONATIONS), (*PYROLYSIS, FLUOROAMINES), (*EXPLOSIVES, SENSITIVITY), REACTION KINETICS, DECOMPOSITION, THERMOCHEMISTRY, COMPOSITE PROPELLANTS, HANDLING, CATALYSIS

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE