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
      Organic Chemistry
      Polymer Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE