Precompression and desensitization of a high explosive by trapped gas in plate impacts--new measurements

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It has long been known that trapped gas between an impactor and high explosive will precompress a layer of the explosive. Most quantitative studies measure the resulting decrease in shock sensitivity. There have been no studies really aimed at measuring the properties of the precompressed layer. Experiments at Los Alamos originally to study release behavior allow the layer to be probed in PBX 9502 (95% TATB, 5% KeI-F 800).

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Anderson, W. W. (William W.); Fritz, J. N. (Joseph N.); Kennedy, J. E. (James E.) & Shaw, S. M. January 1, 2002.

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It has long been known that trapped gas between an impactor and high explosive will precompress a layer of the explosive. Most quantitative studies measure the resulting decrease in shock sensitivity. There have been no studies really aimed at measuring the properties of the precompressed layer. Experiments at Los Alamos originally to study release behavior allow the layer to be probed in PBX 9502 (95% TATB, 5% KeI-F 800).

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  • Submitted to: Conference on Shock Waves in Condensed Matter, September 1-6, 2002, St. Petersburg, Russia

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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 976311
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Anderson, W. W. (William W.); Fritz, J. N. (Joseph N.); Kennedy, J. E. (James E.) & Shaw, S. M. Precompression and desensitization of a high explosive by trapped gas in plate impacts--new measurements, article, January 1, 2002; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc930858/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.