Accession Number : ADA311715

Title :   Evaluation of the Design and Process Parameter Selection for LOVA Plant and Degree of Mixedness Analyses of LOVA Formulations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1994-1995,

Corporate Author : STEVENS INST OF TECHNOLOGY HOBOKEN NJ HIGHLY FILLED MATERIALS INST

Personal Author(s) : Kalyon, Dilhan M.

PDF Url : ADA311715

Report Date : 15 NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : This project has developed and utilized novel wide angle x-ray diffraction based techniques to analyze the degree of mixedness of energetic materials. The developed techniques were applied to various LOVA samples. Furthermore, the project has identified the major obstacles to the continuous processing of LOVA formulations using twin screw extruders. Based on Stevens input, Thiokol Corporation (Government Contractor for LOVA processing) has modified its processing technology. Finally, the equipment functional criteria of Thiokol were reviewed and advice based on our research results were provided.

Descriptors :   *INSENSITIVE EXPLOSIVES, PARAMETERS, MUNITIONS INDUSTRY, ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, SELECTION, CONTINUOUS PROCESSING, GUN PROPELLANTS, MIXERS(MECHANICAL).

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE