Accession Number : ADP004457

Title :   Utilization of Accelerating Rate Calorimetry for the Characterization of Energetic Materials at MRC-Mound,

Corporate Author : MONSANTO RESEARCH CORP MIAMISBURG OH MOUND

Personal Author(s) : Pickard,J. M.

Report Date : 02 JUN 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The technique of Accelerating Rate Calorimetry (ARC) was used to investigate the thermal stabilities of energetic materials used in production and manufacturing at MRC-Mound. Plots of heat rate versus temperature, along with temperature and pressure versus time plots, were determined for selected secondary explosives and one model compound. Analyses of these data were used to derive zero-order kinetic parameters, time-to-explosion plots, and approximate critical explosion temperature.

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVES, *CALORIMETRY, ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, THERMAL STABILITY, PRODUCTION, MANUFACTURING, HEAT TRANSFER, TEMPERATURE, PRESSURE, TIME, PLOTTING, MODELS, KINETICS, EXPLOSIONS, SYMPOSIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE