Accession Number : AD0745830

Title :   Results of Testing 50/50V Granular Pellets (Rezultaty Isptanii Zernogranulita 50/50V),

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s) : Kuznetsov,G. V. ; Ochkas,P. G. ; Gubanov,S. V. ; Ulybin,V. P. ; Babenko,M. R.

Report Date : 17 APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Proving grounds tests of 50/50V granular pellets showed that its explosivity when retained in water for from 4-5 to 40-50 hours varied within slight limits. The detonation rate of 50/50V granular pellets in a water-logged state increases by a factor of 1.2-1.3 compared with the dry explosive. The detonation rate of the explosive in the water-logged state reaches 4800 m/sec. 50/50V granular pellets as a water-stable explosive can be used only in low-flooded overburden with still water present, and when the water level in boreholes is not higher than 2-2.5m. In heavily and moderately flooded rock, this explosive is not useful as a water-stable agent. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GRANULES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), (*EXPLOSIVES, GRANULES), USSR, MINING ENGINEERING, EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, LIQUID IMMERSION TESTS, DETONATIONS, REACTION KINETICS, TEST METHODS, FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE)

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE