Accession Number : AD0729653
Title : Explosive Fire-Line Cutting Device Based Upon Sheathed and Permissible Explosive Technology.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CALIF
Personal Author(s) : Austin,Carl F. ; Cosner,Lawrence N.
Report Date : AUG 1971
Pagination or Media Count : 21
Abstract : An explosive fire-line cutting device based upon aqueous and aqueous retardant solutions surrounding an explosive core has been successfully tested. Because of logistic and handling problems, a dry retardant surround was desired as an alternative design concept. The literature of sheathed and permissible explosives was reviewed, and based upon coal mine incendivity tests, a tentative design and a series of tests involving dry powdered surrounds have been recommended for the purpose of determining device incendivity in forest and brushland fuels. (Author)
Descriptors : (*FOREST FIRES, CONTROL), (*EXPLOSIVE TRAINS, FOREST FIRES), EXPLOSIVE TRAINS, FIRE SAFETY, DETONATIONS, FLAMES, HALIDES, ADDITIVES, COOLANTS, POWDERS
Subject Categories : Forestry
Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE