Accession Number : AD0888340

Title :   Comparisons of the Underwater Power of Explosives in Small Charges. II. Charges with Explosive Plastic Cases.

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Report Date : 01 AUG 1953

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : 1-LB CHARGES OF HBX-1 in eight types of plastic case were fired underwater. UERL diaphragm gauges were used for shockwave comparisons, and bubble energy comparisons were made from bubble period measurements. A case composed of nitrocellulose cloth impregnated with resin increased the power of the charge appreciably; a plastic containing RDX was better. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), (*EXPLOSIVES, PLASTICS), NITROCELLULOSE, MATERIALS, IMPREGNATION, RDX, EXPLOSION BUBBLES, STATISTICAL DATA.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE