Accession Number : AD0909791
Title : Sheet Explosives Studies.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Mar-Dec 72,
Corporate Author : MORTON THIOKOL INC BRIGHAM CITY UT WASATCH OPERATIONS
Personal Author(s) : Munson, William O.
Report Date : APR 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 31
Abstract : The purpose of this program was to develop a low velocity (2,600 m/s) composite explosive for use in the High Explosive Simulation Technique (HEST) cavity. The general approach taken was to incorporate a self-explosive (PETN) with other additives in a polymeric binder capable of being cured at various densities. The explosive developed, designated TSE-1002, has an average detonation rate of 2,550 m/s at a density of 0.92 g/cc and thickness of 1.7 inches. (Author)
Descriptors : (*EXPLOSIVES, SHEETS), (*PLASTIC BONDED EXPLOSIVES, SHEETS), COMPOSITE MATERIALS, PETN, POLYMERS, BONDING, AGING(MATERIALS), DENSITY, DETONATIONS, THICKNESS, RDX, POROSITY, IRON, POWDER METALS, SENSITIVITY, AUTOIGNITION, FRICTION, IMPACT, TERMINAL BALLISTICS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES.
Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE