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