Accession Number : ADA095350

Title :   TNT Equivalency of Composition C4 in Shipping and Process Containers

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : McIntyre, F. L. ; Westover, D. ; Price, P.

Report Date : FEB 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : Composition C4, bulk and extruded, was detonated in configurations representative of orthorhombic shipping boxes and a simulated in-plant dryer bed. Blast output parameters were measured and TNT equivalencies computed based on comparison with TNT hemispherical surface bursts. The results indicated that peak side on pressure and scaled positive impulse values were generally greater than 100%. TNT equivalencies varied due to the effect of geometry.

Descriptors :   *SHIPPING CONTAINERS, *TNT, *BLAST, SURFACE BURST, EXTRUSION, BOXES, DRYING APPARATUS, GEOMETRIC FORMS, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, OVERPRESSURE, COMPARISON, PEAK VALUES, BULK MATERIALS

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE