The use of combustible metals in explosive incendiary devices

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We have investigated tailoring damage effects of explosive devices by addition of unconventional materials, specifically combustible metals. Initial small-scale as well as full-scale testing has been performed. The explosives functioned to disperse and ignite these materials. Incendiary, enhanced-blast, and fragment-damage effect have been identified. These types of effects can be used to extend the damage done to hardened facilities. In other cases it is desirable to disable the target with minimal collateral damage. Use of unconventional materials allows the capability to tailor the damage and effects of explosive devices for these and other applications. Current work includes testing of an ... continued below

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Fischer, S.H. & Grubelich, M.C. August 1, 1996.

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We have investigated tailoring damage effects of explosive devices by addition of unconventional materials, specifically combustible metals. Initial small-scale as well as full-scale testing has been performed. The explosives functioned to disperse and ignite these materials. Incendiary, enhanced-blast, and fragment-damage effect have been identified. These types of effects can be used to extend the damage done to hardened facilities. In other cases it is desirable to disable the target with minimal collateral damage. Use of unconventional materials allows the capability to tailor the damage and effects of explosive devices for these and other applications. Current work includes testing of an incendiary warhead for a penetrator.

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OSTI as DE96013030

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  • Defense exchange agreement 5642 (Pyrotechnics) meeting, Livermore, CA (United States), 22-23 Jul 1996

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  • Other: DE96013030
  • Report No.: SAND--96-1795C
  • Report No.: CONF-9607144--1
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 372668
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc681271

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Fischer, S.H. & Grubelich, M.C. The use of combustible metals in explosive incendiary devices, article, August 1, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc681271/: accessed May 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.