Accession Number : ADA288626
Title : Investigation into the Improvement of the Small-Scale Cook-off Bomb (SCB).
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : PRINS MAURITS LABORATORIUM TNO RIJSWIJK (NETHERLANDS)
Personal Author(s) : Scholtes, J. H. ; van der Meer, B. J.
PDF Url : ADA288626
Report Date : AUG 1994
Pagination or Media Count : 42
Abstract : The construction of the Small-scale Cook-off Bomb (SCB) test facility of test series 1 and 2 of the UN manual 1 was started at TNO Prins Maurits Laboratory during the spring of 1991. After a series of tests with TNT, RDX and AN, it was noticed that design parameters such as voltage deviation, stand-off washers, thermocouple and heater positions could have a strong influence on the temperature measurement and therefore on the test results. An investigation into these parameters was carried out. The combination of these influences can lead to a relative deviation of the real temperature of 30%. Recommendations are given and tested to change the SCB test resulting in a better reproducibility and more reliable test.
Descriptors : *COOK OFF, STANDOFF, TEMPERATURE, NETHERLANDS, TEST METHODS, VOLTAGE, RELIABILITY, INTERFERENCE, BOMBS, RDX, REPRODUCIBILITY, TEST FACILITIES, THERMOCOUPLES, TNT, WASHERS(SPACERS).
Subject Categories : Explosions
Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE