Accession Number : ADD015166

Title :   Plastic Bonded Explosives Using Fluorocarbon Binders.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 10 Oct 85, patented 17 Sep 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Chan, May L ; Reed, Russell, Jr ; Gollmar, Herb G ; Gotzmer, Carl ; Gill, Robert C

Report Date : 17 Sep 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : An object of this invention is to provide a high energy, thermally stable plastic bonded explosive. A further object of the invention is to provide a high energy explosive with the addition of a fluorocarbon binder. Yet another object of the invention resides in a plastic bonded explosive characterized as deformable. These and other objects have been demonstrated by the present invention wherein a plastic bonded explosive is comprised of a solid explosive filter, a plasticizer and an acrylate or urethane fluorocarbon binder. The general composition of a cast cured, rubbery binder plastic bonded explosive (PBX) is as follows: a binder, a plasticizer and a solid explosive filter. This invention utilizes cyclotetramethylene tetranitramine (HMX) or cyclotrimethylene trinitramine (RDX) as the explosive filter.

Descriptors :   BINDERS, EXPLOSIVES, FILTERS, FLUORINATED HYDROCARBONS, HIGH ENERGY, HIGH EXPLOSIVES, HMX, INVENTIONS, PLASTIC BONDED EXPLOSIVES, PLASTICIZERS, RDX, SOLID PHASES, URETHANES

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE