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Title: Evaluation of a mechanical property test for small samples of plastic bonded explosives. Period covered: April--June 1976. [LX-09; LX-04; LX-14; and RX-03-BB]

Abstract

The indirect tension test was evaluated to determine its feasibility for measurements of the mechanical properties of plastic bonded explosives (PBX) samples from coupon compatibility tests and small scale tests used to evaluate new binders for explosives. Tests were run on LX-09, LX-04, LX-14 and RX-03-BB to determine if the dynamic range of the test would be adequate for these materials. The maximum stress ranged from 623 to 4182 kPa for these materials. The effect of test temperature on LX-09 and RX-03-BB was investigated to determine the temperature control required for the test. Tests were conducted to determine if both isostatically and mechanically pressed PBX parts could be used with this test. The data from these series of tests indicate that the indirect tension test will provide useful information about the mechanical strength of PBX's.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Mason and Hanger-Silas Mason Co., Inc., Amarillo, Tex. (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
7145176
Report Number(s):
MHSMP-76-30P
DOE Contract Number:  
DA11173-AMC-487A
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES; TENSILE PROPERTIES; BINDERS; MECHANICAL TESTS; PERFORMANCE; EXPLOSIVES; MATERIALS TESTING; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; TESTING; 450100* - Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense- Chemical Explosions & Explosives

Citation Formats

Myers, L. C., and Johnson, H. D. Evaluation of a mechanical property test for small samples of plastic bonded explosives. Period covered: April--June 1976. [LX-09; LX-04; LX-14; and RX-03-BB]. United States: N. p., 1976. Web. doi:10.2172/7145176.
Myers, L. C., & Johnson, H. D. Evaluation of a mechanical property test for small samples of plastic bonded explosives. Period covered: April--June 1976. [LX-09; LX-04; LX-14; and RX-03-BB]. United States. doi:10.2172/7145176.
Myers, L. C., and Johnson, H. D. Thu . "Evaluation of a mechanical property test for small samples of plastic bonded explosives. Period covered: April--June 1976. [LX-09; LX-04; LX-14; and RX-03-BB]". United States. doi:10.2172/7145176. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/7145176.
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author = {Myers, L. C. and Johnson, H. D.},
abstractNote = {The indirect tension test was evaluated to determine its feasibility for measurements of the mechanical properties of plastic bonded explosives (PBX) samples from coupon compatibility tests and small scale tests used to evaluate new binders for explosives. Tests were run on LX-09, LX-04, LX-14 and RX-03-BB to determine if the dynamic range of the test would be adequate for these materials. The maximum stress ranged from 623 to 4182 kPa for these materials. The effect of test temperature on LX-09 and RX-03-BB was investigated to determine the temperature control required for the test. Tests were conducted to determine if both isostatically and mechanically pressed PBX parts could be used with this test. The data from these series of tests indicate that the indirect tension test will provide useful information about the mechanical strength of PBX's.},
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