Accession Number : ADD007677

Title :   Polymer Modified TNT Containing Explosives.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Stanton,Horace D ; Reed,Russell , Jr

Report Date : 02 Jun 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The present invention relates to an improved explosive TNT based composition consisting of TNT, HDX, RDX, aluminum and a small amount of an elastomeric linear polymer having polar groups dissolved or dispersed throughout said composition having improved properties. Such improved properties include: prevents cracking and exudation, improved friction sensitivity, sympathetic detonation and enhanced cook-off hazard properties. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Explosives, *TNT, *Cook off, Critical temperature, Waxes, Desensitizing, Aluminum, Inorganic polymers, Cracking(Fracturing), Elastic properties, Specifications, Copolymers, Polyethylene plastics, Polyvinyl alcohol, Acetates, Acrylates

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE