Accession Number : AD0722707

Title :   Factors Affecting Bullet Impact Initiation of Pyrotechnic Compositions,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AMMUNITION DEPOT CRANE IND

Personal Author(s) : Lipscomb,Charles A. ; Angotti,Joseph J.

Report Date : 01 SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : Three possible modes of initiation by bullet impact of a typical magnesium, sodium nitrate, binder illuminating system are considered. Of the three--mechanical activation, adiabatic compression, and friction--friction appears to be the dominant factor in initiation of this composition by bullet impact. A demonstrated 'cure' is also cited. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ILLUMINATING PROJECTILES, SENSITIVITY), IMPACT TESTS, FLARES, PROJECTILES, FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), IGNITION, REACTION KINETICS, FRICTION, EXPERIMENTAL DATA

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE