Accession Number : ADD005258

Title :   Modification of Ballistic Properties of HMX by Spray Drying.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Reed,Russell , Jr

Report Date : 30 May 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Cylotetramethylenetetranitramine (HMX) or cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine (RDX) and one or more additives are dissolved in a solvent and drops of the solution are dispersed into hot air whereupon the solvent evaporates and fine particles of the explosive with the additive(s) intimately associated are formed. Reactive groups from the additives may then be utilized to facilitate wetting of the explosive by a binder or to chemically attach the explosive to the binder. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *HMX, *RDX, *Drying, Additives, Solvents, Solutions(Mixtures), Dispersions, Evaporation, Particle size, Binders

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE