Accession Number : AD0902004

Title :   A Comment on Approaching the 'Cook-Off' Problem.

Descriptive Note : Technical publication for period ending 20 Dec 71,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s) : Knipe, R. H. ; Gordon, Alvin S.

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The relative effectiveness of using inert liners and of using bulk chemical inhibitors to delay or prevent cook-off is considered within the framework of thermal ignition theory. It is concluded that from the point of view of expediency where time to cook-off is the overriding consideration, the most promising approach is via the employment of inert liners. There are drawbacks to the use of liners which suggest that the practical approach having general applicability would be to uncase the explosive and contain the resultant deflagration by conventional fire fighting techniques. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COOK OFF, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS), (*EXPLOSIVES, COOK OFF), ANTIOXIDANTS, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, HEAT TRANSFER, IGNITION, TEMPERATURE, DEFLAGRATION, COATINGS, THERMAL INSULATION.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE