Accession Number : ADD016445
Title : Energetic Binder Explosive.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 18 Sep 92, patented 31 May 94,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Chan, May L ; Roy, Edward M ; Turner, Alan
Report Date : 31 May 1994
Pagination or Media Count : 3
Abstract : A castable, energetic, plastic-bonded explosive containing glycidyl azide polymer (GAP) an energetic polymer binder combined with the energetic plasticizers trimethyloethane trinitrate (TMETN) and trimethylene glycol dinitrate (TEGDN) or bisdinitropropyl formal and acetal mixture (BDNPF/A), and the explosive solid cyclotetramethylene tetranitramine (HMX) or cyclotrimethylene trinitramine (RDX) having the desirable mechanical properties, insensitivity, and excellent aging properties at much higher solids loading and thus explosive performance than previous compositions. The invention uniquely combines the high energy of high solids loading combined with energetic polymers and plasticizers to provide the insensitivity of rubbery explosive compositions.
Descriptors : *EXPLOSIVES, *PLASTIC BONDED EXPLOSIVES, *PATENTS, *ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, ACETALS, AZIDES, BINDERS, ENERGY, GLYCOLS, HMX, HIGH ENERGY, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, MIXTURES, PLASTICIZERS, PLASTICS, POLYMERS, RDX, SOLIDS, METHYL RADICALS, ETHANES, NITRATES, METHYLENES, NITRO RADICALS, PROPYL RADICALS, INSENSITIVE EXPLOSIVES, RUBBER
Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE