Accession Number : AD0712751

Title :   A NOTE ON EXPLOSIONS IN FREON-C318,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Lehto,D. L. ; Rudlin,L.

Report Date : 19 JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Hydrocode calculations have been made to determine some of the characteristics of explosions in Freon-C318 (Octafluorocyclobutane). These indicate that the explosion shock moves more slowly and carries a smaller overpressure in Freon than in air. At the same overpressure, however, dynamic pressure in Freon is larger than in air. Two 8-lb pentolite spheres have been fired in Freon, as a check on the calculations. The experimental observations from these shots are sparse but suggest that the calculations are adequate for rough estimates. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS, *SHOCK WAVES), (*EXPLOSIONS, SHOCK WAVES), FLUORINE COMPOUNDS, DENSITY, CYCLOBUTANES, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, SIMULATION, PENTOLITE, FLUOROHYDROCARBONS

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE