Accession Number : ADA319319

Title :   Velocity of Detonation and Charge Diameter in some RDX-Driven Heterogenous Explosives: PBXW-115, PBXN-111, H-6 and Composition B.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Whelan, D. J. ; Swinton, R. ; Bocksteiner, G.

PDF Url : ADA319319

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Experimental data on the dependence of velocity of detonation on charge diameter, V(d), of unconfined cylindrical charges of the underwater explosives, PBXW-115 (Aust), PBXN-111 and Composition H-6, and of Composition B, the explosive charge fill offered by Nordic Defence Industries for the Danish Mine Disposal Charge, Damdic, are given. These data are analysed in terms of the previously-reported empirical relationship between the V(d), the detonation velocity at infinite charge diameter (D*) and the reaction zone length parameter, (a*).

Descriptors :   *VELOCITY, *EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, *RDX, *DETONATIONS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, PARAMETERS, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, HETEROGENEITY, AUSTRALIA, UNDERWATER.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
      Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE