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