Accession Number : ADP000443

Title :   The Response of RDX/TNT Filled Shell to Thermal Stimuli,

Corporate Author : MINISTRY OF DEFENCE LONDON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Dyer,A. S. ; Hutchinson,C. D. ; Hubbard,P. J. ; Connor,Joseph G. , Jr

Report Date : AUG 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Trials have been conducted in which 155mm shell filled with RDX/TNT (60/40) have been subjected to internal ignition and to external flame. The effects on adjacent shell of internal ignition have also been assessed. Generally results are consistent with assessments of explosiveness based on RARDE Burning Tube Tests but in one trial base ignition appeared to induce detonation in adjacent shell. The significance of these results is discussed.

Descriptors :   *Explosives, *Safety, *Symposia, *Conferencing(Communications), *Shells(Structural forms), Explosion effects, RDX, TNT, Thermal stability, Stimulation(General), Ignition, Damage assessment, Internal, Burning rate

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE