Radiographic techniques in the Explosive Component Facility at Sandia National Labs

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ECF is a state of the art facility for design and testing of energetic materials and components. Two key elements are the flash x-ray machines: a 6-head 150 keV, and a 6-head 300-keV instrument. The 150 keV system was used to study the action and reaction of a linear shaped charge (LSC) while submerged in water; the submerged samples were viewed from the top to capture the interaction of one piece with another piece nearby. Each LSC was covered by separate rubber coverings and affixed to a composite plate. Three heads, delayed by a specified time, were used to capture ... continued below

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Lanoue, J. October 1, 1996.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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ECF is a state of the art facility for design and testing of energetic materials and components. Two key elements are the flash x-ray machines: a 6-head 150 keV, and a 6-head 300-keV instrument. The 150 keV system was used to study the action and reaction of a linear shaped charge (LSC) while submerged in water; the submerged samples were viewed from the top to capture the interaction of one piece with another piece nearby. Each LSC was covered by separate rubber coverings and affixed to a composite plate. Three heads, delayed by a specified time, were used to capture the time sequence. Side views were done with and without the rubber coverings to examine the dampening effect of the cover. An end-on perspective was also captured by x-ray using one head and several time delays. Debris scatter from a larger device was also examined. Explosive used was in a pellet form initiated by a detonator and a timing lead. The x-ray radiographs show the particles from this device as they expand outward. Three x-ray source tubes were used in a large horizontal array, apertured to expose individual pieces of film. Another x-ray source was placed overhead and simultaneously exposed a film under the object.

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  • 22. international congress on high speed photography and photonics, Santa Fe, NM (United States), 28 Oct 1996

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  • Other: DE96015312
  • Report No.: SAND--96-2145C
  • Report No.: CONF-9610181--1
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 389076
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc683729

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Lanoue, J. Radiographic techniques in the Explosive Component Facility at Sandia National Labs, article, October 1, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc683729/: accessed January 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.