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Diagnostic of the reaction behaviour of insensitive high explosives under jet attack
Author(s): Manfred Held
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Paper Abstract

Definitive conclusions about high and low order reactions can be drawn from individual framing-mode pictures of a rotating mirror camera record, when both the velocity of the axial propagation of the reaction along the outer contour and the velocity of radial products are analyzed at various distances from the plane of initiation. In this, the intensity of the reaction can be assessed quantitatively from the radial expansion velocities, even when, for example, a penetrating shaped charge jet induces a bow wave in the test charge. A detailed description is given of the test set-up and of the test results obtained with charges exposed to the impact of a shaped charge j et.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1358, 19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24034
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Manfred Held, Messerschmitt-Boelkow-Blohm GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1358:
19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Peter W. W. Fuller, Editor(s)

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