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Diagnostic of the initiation phenomena of explosive trains
Author(s): Manfred Held
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In details a test method is described which gives the delay times and buildup distances of the initiation of squeeze cast or plastic bonded high explosive charges. A special test setup arrangement is used to observe the incoming detonation wave of a high explosive train as the donor or initiating charge, then the breakthrough of the detonation wave at the acceptor charge in the axial direction and in the 90° direction. This allows to define the shift of the detonation breakthrough in the longitudinal direction, and the corner turning distance in the transverse direction and the build-up distances in both observed directions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4948, 25th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.516945
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Manfred Held, TDW/EADS (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4948:
25th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Claude Cavailler; Graham P. Haddleton; Manfred Hugenschmidt, Editor(s)

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