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Title: Investigation of Parameters on Thermally Cycled EBW Detonators

Abstract

Working towards an optimal exploding bridge wire (EBW) detonator design, three parameters were varied among two detonator platforms. These three parameters were bridge wire diameter, high explosive (HE) density, and sleeve material. These parameters were chosen due to their potential to benefit initiation characteristics. The performance of each parameter was characterized at pristine conditions and after thermal cycling and firing cold. The overall performance as well as the severity of performance loss observed after thermal conditioning were considered. The results of this parameter study are presented and trends related to parameter variation are examined.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1429991
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-18-22475
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Exploding Bridge Wire; Detonator; Coefficient of Thermal Expansion; Thermal Cycle

Citation Formats

Brooks, Ty James. Investigation of Parameters on Thermally Cycled EBW Detonators. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1429991.
Brooks, Ty James. Investigation of Parameters on Thermally Cycled EBW Detonators. United States. doi:10.2172/1429991.
Brooks, Ty James. Thu . "Investigation of Parameters on Thermally Cycled EBW Detonators". United States. doi:10.2172/1429991. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1429991.
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author = {Brooks, Ty James},
abstractNote = {Working towards an optimal exploding bridge wire (EBW) detonator design, three parameters were varied among two detonator platforms. These three parameters were bridge wire diameter, high explosive (HE) density, and sleeve material. These parameters were chosen due to their potential to benefit initiation characteristics. The performance of each parameter was characterized at pristine conditions and after thermal cycling and firing cold. The overall performance as well as the severity of performance loss observed after thermal conditioning were considered. The results of this parameter study are presented and trends related to parameter variation are examined.},
doi = {10.2172/1429991},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {3}
}

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