Demonstration of enhanced warhead performance with more powerful explosives

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

Description

Enhanced warhead performance has been demonstrated for several warhead configurations loaded with more powerful explosives. This paper presents experimental results from several warheads loaded with one of the new more powerful explosives, LX-19. The LX-19 formulation is a volume analog to LX-14 (HMX/Estane) that consists of 95.8 wt.% epsilon CL-20 formulated with 4.2 wt.% Estane binder. The LX-19 formulation, characterization, and evaluation efforts presseted in this paper are the result of several studies that have been ongoing since 1991. The warhead configurations that have been tested include a trumpet lined shaped charge, a hemispherical lined shaped cahrge, an EFP charge, ... continued below

Physical Description

11 p.

Creation Information

Murphy, M.J.; Baum, D.; Simpson, R.L.; Monoto, J.; Montesi, L.; Newman, K. et al. December 1, 1997.

Context

This article is part of the collection entitled: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports and was provided by UNT Libraries Government Documents Department to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 22 times . More information about this article can be viewed below.

Who

People and organizations associated with either the creation of this article or its content.

Sponsors

Publisher

Provided By

UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Serving as both a federal and a state depository library, the UNT Libraries Government Documents Department maintains millions of items in a variety of formats. The department is a member of the FDLP Content Partnerships Program and an Affiliated Archive of the National Archives.

Contact Us

What

Descriptive information to help identify this article. Follow the links below to find similar items on the Digital Library.

Description

Enhanced warhead performance has been demonstrated for several warhead configurations loaded with more powerful explosives. This paper presents experimental results from several warheads loaded with one of the new more powerful explosives, LX-19. The LX-19 formulation is a volume analog to LX-14 (HMX/Estane) that consists of 95.8 wt.% epsilon CL-20 formulated with 4.2 wt.% Estane binder. The LX-19 formulation, characterization, and evaluation efforts presseted in this paper are the result of several studies that have been ongoing since 1991. The warhead configurations that have been tested include a trumpet lined shaped charge, a hemispherical lined shaped cahrge, an EFP charge, and a fragmentation warhead, Performation improvements have been demonstrated with all configurations that were tested.

Physical Description

11 p.

Notes

OSTI as DE98057431

Source

  • SPIE international symposium on astronomical telescopes and instrumentation, Kona, HI (United States), 20-28 Mar 1998

Language

Item Type

Identifier

Unique identifying numbers for this article in the Digital Library or other systems.

  • Other: DE98057431
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--127575
  • Report No.: CONF-980349--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 293432
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc682787

Collections

This article is part of the following collection of related materials.

Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports

Reports, articles and other documents harvested from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information.

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is the Department of Energy (DOE) office that collects, preserves, and disseminates DOE-sponsored research and development (R&D) results that are the outcomes of R&D projects or other funded activities at DOE labs and facilities nationwide and grantees at universities and other institutions.

What responsibilities do I have when using this article?

When

Dates and time periods associated with this article.

Creation Date

  • December 1, 1997

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • July 25, 2015, 2:20 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • May 8, 2017, 12:43 p.m.

Usage Statistics

When was this article last used?

Yesterday: 0
Past 30 days: 0
Total Uses: 22

Interact With This Article

Here are some suggestions for what to do next.

Start Reading

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Murphy, M.J.; Baum, D.; Simpson, R.L.; Monoto, J.; Montesi, L.; Newman, K. et al. Demonstration of enhanced warhead performance with more powerful explosives, article, December 1, 1997; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc682787/: accessed November 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.