Accession Number : AD0902877

Title :   Cookoff Prediction of Explosives by Thermal Analysis Techniques.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s) : Anderson, Carl M.

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : A method is presented for predicting the thermal behavior of an explosive at elevated temperatures. This technique uses thermal reaction rate data derived from thermal analysis measurements on very small samples and thermal explosion theory heat flow equations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COOK OFF, PREDICTIONS), (*EXPLOSIVES, THERMAL ANALYSIS), THERMAL STABILITY, DIFFERENTIAL THERMAL ANALYSIS, THERMOGRAVIMETRIC ANALYSIS, CALORIMETERS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, REACTION KINETICS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, RDX, PROPELLANTS.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE