Accession Number : ADA097472


Title :   TNT Equivalency of Bulk Nitrocellulose


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug-Sep 1978


Corporate Author : COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP NSTL STATION MS


Personal Author(s) : McIntyre, F. L. ; Price, P. ; Westover, D.


Report Date : MAR 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 57


Abstract : Peak side-on blast overpressure and scaled positive impulse have been measured for Nitrocellulose MIL-N-244A using configurations that simulate in- plant processing. Quantities of 11.34, 19.5, 22.68, 45 and 63.5 kg were tested in cylindrical storage containers, and orthorhombic scaled weigh feeder tube and a simulated section of the Thermal Dehydration Unit. High explosive equivalency values for each test series were obtained as a function of scaled distance by comparison to known pressure and impulse characteristics for TNT hemispherical surface bursts.


Descriptors :   *NITROCELLULOSE , *TNT , OVERPRESSURE , SURFACE BURST , TEST METHODS , BULK MATERIALS , SCALING FACTOR , PRESSURE , TRANSDUCERS , INDUSTRIAL PLANTS , SHIPPING CONTAINERS , CONTINUOUS PROCESSING , SPECIFIC IMPULSE , DRYING , DEHYDRATION , PROCESSING , SIMULATION , DENSITY


Subject Categories : AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE