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Title: Explosive reaction of cased charges generated by impacts of. 30 calibre bullets

Several high explosive formulations have recently been compared in a series of impact tests where samples of each composition were encased in a test fixture designed in flat geometry mocking an HE loaded artillery projectile. The purpose of the ongoing test series is to determine the relative rate of chemical energy release or explosiveness of several standard and research insensitive high explosive (IHE) main charge compositions. The triggering stimulus is the impact of .30 calibre ball bullets fired at normal muzzle velocity.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6154225
Report Number(s):
UCRL-86480; CONF-810837-1
ON: DE81027558
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 32. meeting of the Aeroballistic Range Association, Karlsborg, Sweden, 12 Aug 1981
Research Org:
California Univ., Livermore (USA). Lawrence Livermore Lab.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES; IMPACT TESTS; PERFORMANCE; DETONATIONS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; SENSITIVITY; DATA; EXPLOSIVES; INFORMATION; MATERIALS TESTING; MECHANICAL TESTS; NUMERICAL DATA; TESTING 450100* -- Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense-- Chemical Explosions & Explosives