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