Accession Number : ADD008295
Title : Explosives Containing Ammonium Nitrate and Nitrated Amines.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Hershkowitz,Joseph ; Akst,Irving B
Report Date : 29 Aug 1978
Pagination or Media Count : 7
Abstract : This patent discloses an explosive composition containing essentially of an intimate mixture of: 15 to 45% by weight of a particulate high explosive from the group consisting of RDX (1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazacyclohexane) and HMX (1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetraazacyclooctane and mixtures thereof; 15 to 50% by weight of ammonium nitrate; and 20 to 60% by weight of ethylenediamine dinitrate. The weight ratio of ammonium nitrate to ethylenediamine dinitrate is from 1:2.5 to 1.5:1, respecitvely, and particularly about 1:1. These explosive compositions provide an unexpectedly high explosive output with a relatively low content of RDX and/or HMX, and an equivalent output with much less RDX than conventional explosive compositions consisting of mixtures of RDX with AN and/or TNT.
Descriptors : *Patents, *Explosives, *Chemical composition, High explosives, Particulates, HMX, RDX, Ammonium nitrate, Ethylenediamine, Nitrates, Mixtures
Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE