Accession Number : ADP005342

Title :   An Investigation of the Sympathetic Explosion of Loose Loaded TNT in Large Quantity,

Corporate Author : XIAN MODERN CHEMISTRY RESEARCH INST (CHINA)

Personal Author(s) : Zhao,Zhunghua

Report Date : AUG 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The sympathetic explosion phenomena of explosives, especially of loose loaded explosives, are very complicated. The most investigations of sympathetic explosions in the past were made with a smaller quantity at a higher density. We have determined the sympathetic explosion times and the shock velocities in the acceptors. By the sympathetic explosion time, we mean the time interval from the time the shock wave from the detonations of the donor charge reaches the surface of the acceptor to the time the acceptor explodes. For the purpose of measurement, we have developed a kind of grate type probes. They can send a signal at the moment of explosion of the acceptor charge.

Descriptors :   *TNT, *SYMPATHETIC DETONATIONS, *EXPLOSIONS, QUANTITY, TIME, SHOCK WAVES, VELOCITY, PROBES, MEASUREMENT, LOW DENSITY, SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE