THE DETONATION OF DISTRIBUTED UNDERWATER FOAM EXPLOSIVE. VOLUME I: EQUATION OF STATE DETERMINATION

Authors
  1. Katsabanis, P.D.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN);Queen's Univ, Kingston ONT (CAN) Dept of Mining Engineering
Abstract
The Forest Fire model was used in modelling the underwater shock sensitivity of the product. POP plots were determined by conducting calibrated gap tests. Wedge tests were conducted but proved extremely difficult to control due to the inhomogeneity of the explosive, its low detonation performance and its high sensitivity. Numerical modelling of calibrated gap tests and underwater gap sensitivity experiments yielded results very close to the experimental ones indicating that the technique is applicable to the low density - low pressure regimes.
Report Number
DRES-CR-34-91-VOL-1 — Contract Report (Final); See also Volume II (DSIS 91-03490)
Date of publication
15 May 1991
Number of Pages
89
DSTKIM No
91-03489
CANDIS No
70680
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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