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