Cylinder Test Specification

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The purpose of the cylinder testis two-fold: (1) to characterize the metal-pushing ability of an explosive relative to that of other explosives as evaluated by the E{sub 19} cylinder energy and the G{sub 19} Gurney energy and (2) to help establish the explosive product equation-of-state (historically, the Jones-Wilkins-Lee (JWL) equation). This specification details the material requirements and procedures necessary to assemble and fire a typical Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) cylinder test. Strict adherence to the cylinder. material properties, machining tolerances, material heat-treatment and etching processes, and high explosive machining tolerances is essential for test-to-test consistency and to maximize radial ... continued below

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Catanach, Richard; Hill, Larry; Harry, Herbert; Aragon, Ernest & Murk, Don October 1, 1999.

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The purpose of the cylinder testis two-fold: (1) to characterize the metal-pushing ability of an explosive relative to that of other explosives as evaluated by the E{sub 19} cylinder energy and the G{sub 19} Gurney energy and (2) to help establish the explosive product equation-of-state (historically, the Jones-Wilkins-Lee (JWL) equation). This specification details the material requirements and procedures necessary to assemble and fire a typical Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) cylinder test. Strict adherence to the cylinder. material properties, machining tolerances, material heat-treatment and etching processes, and high explosive machining tolerances is essential for test-to-test consistency and to maximize radial wall expansions. Assembly and setup of the cylinder test require precise attention to detail, especially when placing intricate pin wires on the cylinder wall. The cylinder test is typically fired outdoors and at ambient temperature.

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OSTI as DE00015135

Medium: P; Size: 35 pages

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  • Report No.: LA-13643-MS
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/15135 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 15135
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc620202

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Catanach, Richard; Hill, Larry; Harry, Herbert; Aragon, Ernest & Murk, Don. Cylinder Test Specification, report, October 1, 1999; Los Alamos, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc620202/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.