Title

Developing small-scale tests to predict explosivity

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Date of Original Version

11-1-2010

Abstract

Materials which release significant heat upon decomposition are energetic materials. Some of these are also explosives. Seeking a correlation with detonability of large quantities of energetic materials, four laboratory tests were used. The characteristics considered indicative of detonability were ability to fragment a metal casing, when initiated by a detonator, and ability to produce large quantities of gas and heat. The best developed of these tests is differential scanning calorimetry. It has already been pioneered by other researchers. A limitation of this study is that large-scale detonability remains unknown for a number of materials examined; thus, it is difficult to sufficiently evaluate the success of the small-scale analyses. © 2010 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary.

Publication Title

Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

Volume

102

Issue

2

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