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Title: SMIS PBX-9502 Test Report

Two impact experiments in the Specific Munitions Impact Scenario (SMIS) configuration [1{3] were performed on September 3 and 4, 2013 at Lower Slobbovia ring site. Targets of the high explosive PBX-9502 were impacted with 1/2-inch diameter low-carbon steel spheres red from a 30-mm powder gun at velocities of approximately 2.5 km/s. In one experiment the target was cased in a steel cylinder with steel end plates, and in the second the target was cased in a plastic cylinder with a thin steel front cover plate and a thick steel rear plate. In neither experiment did the PBX-9502 detonate, though some material reacted in the impact
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1127475
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-14-22458
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE