CASTABLE COMPOSITE EXPLOSIVES: EVALUATION OF OUTPUT BY THE STANDARD CYLINDER TEST

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Authors
  1. Pasman, H.J.
  2. Walker, G.R.
  3. Matte, Y.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
Composite explosives, consisting of energetic ingredients in a binder based on hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene, are being developed at DREV and their properties assessed. We measured their output (brisance) by the Standard Cylinder Test, along with that of Comp B as a reference and for comparison with the literature. Measurements with a composite explosive containing RDX as the only energetic ingredient gave fragment energies about 13% less than Comp B. A composite explosive in which some of this RDX was replaced by aluminum gave about 28% less energy than Comp B. When ammonium perchlorate was substituted for some of the RDX in either of the above composite explosives there was no significant change in their output.
Report Number
DREV-4094/78 —
Date of publication
15 May 1978
Number of Pages
91
DSTKIM No
78-02344
CANDIS No
83033
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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