Accession Number : ADP004468

Title :   A Comparison of Isothermal Differential Scanning Calorimetry Accelerating Rate Calorimetry, and the Henkin Test in Thermal Hazards Prediction,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s) : Vernon,G. A.

Report Date : AUG 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A review is made of laboratory techniques used in thermal hazards analysis. Isothermal differential scanning calorimetry, accelerating rate calorimetry, and the Henkin test are described. Experimental results are given for explosives HMX and TATB. The relationship of experimental data to thermal theory and the development of predictive models using laboratory data are discussed.

Descriptors :   EXPLOSIVES, *CALORIMETRY, *THERMAL ANALYSIS, *HAZARDS, TEST METHODS, LABORATORY PROCEDURES, DIFFERENTIAL THERMAL ANALYSIS, HMX, NITROBENZENES, PREDICTIONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, REACTION KINETICS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, SYMPOSIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE