Accession Number : ADD013259

Title :   Polymer Modified TNT (Trinitrotoluene) Containing Explosives.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 7 Sep 82, patented 1 May 84,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

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

Report Date : 01 May 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 3

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: reduced cracking and exudation, improved friction sensitivity, sympathetic detonation and enhanced cook-off hazard properties.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *TNT, *ELASTOMERS, RDX, HMX, ADDITIVES, COPOLYMERS, POLYETHYLENE, VINYL PLASTICS, ACETATES, THERMAL CYCLING TESTS, ALUMINUM, AMMONIUM NITRATE, CRACKS, IMPACT TESTS, POLYVINYL ALCOHOL, ACRYLATES, HYDROXYL RADICALS, METHACRYLATES

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE