Accession Number : AD0758024

Title :   Sensitivity Fundamentals.

Descriptive Note : Semiannual technical progress rept. 1 Sep 72-28 Feb 73,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hill,Marion E. ; Mill,Theodore ; Ross,David S. ; Shaw,Robert ; Woolfolk,Robert W.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The report summarizes a six-month period of research on the relationship between detonation phenomena, chemical structure, and kinetics for isomeric dinitropropanes and other nitroalkanes. Research on dinitroalkanes is being carried out in three areas: high velocity detonation (HVD), low velocity detonation (LVD), and static high pressure and kinetic effects. Failure diameter measurements for three dinitroalkanes show an alpha-hydrogen effect, and a large methylene effect as well. The detonation of the following compounds were studied: 1,1-dinitropropane, 1,1-dinitroethane, and 1,1,1-fluorodinitroethane.

Descriptors :   (*EXPLOSIVES, *DETONATIONS), DECOMPOSITION, SHOCK WAVES, HIGH PRESSURE, TEMPERATURE, SENSITIVITY, ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE