Accession Number : AD0814149

Title :   INITIATION OF EXPLOSIVES BY EXPLODING WIRES. X. CAPACITANCE - VOLTAGE RELATIONSHIPS FOR THE INITIATION OF PETN BY EXPLODING WIRES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Leopold, Howard S.

Report Date : 04 APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The 50% firing voltage level for 3 different size gold bridgewires was studied (as a function of capacitance) over a range of 0.05 to 9.9 microfarads. There are optimum capacitor values where a minimum of stored energy is necessary for high order initiation of PETN. The optimum capacitance value varies with the size of the bridgewire, decreasing as the size of the bridgewire decreases.

Descriptors :   (*EXPLODING WIRES, PETN), DETONATIONS, VOLTAGE, CAPACITANCE, CIRCUITS, ENERGY.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE