Encyclopedia of Explosives and Related Items (Vol 10) by U.S. ARMY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND TACOM


The frequent curiosity in explosives in the course of and because global warfare II has resulted
in the necessity for a accomplished insurance of the sector of explosives and related
items. In 1941-1944, Dr B. T. Fedoroff in collaboration with G. D. Clift had
published a "Laboratory handbook of Explosives" in 4 small volumes (Lefax Co),
for which there have been a number of requests. because the revealed versions have been exhausted and the plates have been now not on hand, Dr Fedoroff determined to jot down a
revised variation. because the paintings improved, it turned obvious that extra help
would be wanted, not just as a result super enlargement of the literature,
but additionally since it used to be made up our minds to increase the scope of the work

This Encyclopedia is meant to hide the next goods:
a) army and business explosives, explosive compositions, propellants and pyrotechnic compositions
b) Explosives and explosive compositions that have no longer been used for
military or commercial reasons
c) Analytical approaches for the extra common
explosives, propellants and pyrotechnic compositions
d) Compounds which deflagrate
or may perhaps explode as a result of the presence of plosophoric groups
e) Ammunition goods, equivalent to projectiles, bombs, grenades, detonators, fuzes, etc
f) Calibers of guns and projectiles utilized in the USA and international international locations
g) short definitions of ordnance phrases h)Names of scientists who made important
contributions within the fields of explosives, ammunition and weapons.

Over the years a couple of works, together with dictionaries, were published
in the sector of explosives, propellants, and so forth, that are of basic or restricted scope.
None of those has tried to incorporate in a single paintings a finished insurance of
the huge box of things indexed above.

The authors wish that this Encyclopedia should be of price not just in saving
many hours of library paintings but in addition in lowering the necessity for far laboratory work
in order to procure details already to be had. it's was hoping that a few of the data
and even loss of facts may perhaps stimulate extra paintings within the fields covered
In compiling this paintings, the authors have freely consulted with, and had the
cooperation of such a lot of participants directory will be impractical. Any attempt
to accomplish that may definitely lead to a few embarrassing omissions. We therefore
take this chance to thank all those that were consulted or who've helped
in alternative ways within the education of this paintings. through the Encyclopedia
information acquired from participants is said within the textual content. Picatinny
Arsenal Technical info (Library) reference works, reminiscent of journals,
periodicals books and unclassified reviews, have been made to be had in the course of the cooperation of all Library body of workers.

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Encyclopedia of Explosives and Related Items (Vol 10)

PREFACEThe common curiosity in explosives in the course of and because global struggle II has resultedin the necessity for a finished assurance of the sphere of explosives and relateditems. In 1941-1944, Dr B. T. Fedoroff in collaboration with G. D. Clift hadpublished a "Laboratory guide of Explosives" in 4 small volumes (Lefax Co),for which there have been various requests.

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Here the separate components are layered into the bomb where they are blended in situ by tumbling and vibration Written by A. P. HARDT Lockheed Missiles and Space Co, Inc Refs: 1) R. O. J. F. K. O. L. W. Biggar, Proc of SoilSciArn 6) D. F. McAlevy III & A. Pavlak, “Tapered Resonance Tubes: Some Experiements”, AIAAJour 8 (3) (1970), 8) R. Sinha, “A Theoretical Analysis 571-72 of Resonance Tubes”, KD 72-82, Final Rept, Contract DAAA21-72-C-0500 (Ott 1972) 9) D. L. C. N. W. P. H. Caveny, AJ. (Ott 7–9, 1975) Saber & M.

Banerjee et al, “Environmental Degradation of 1,1-Dimethyl-Hydrazine”, CEE DO-78-1 4 (Paper No 11), 113–28 (1978)&CA 90,115966 (1978) [The objective of the author’s program was to find the rate of degradation of UDMH in natural lake water so as to predict its persistence in aquatic environments. The information derived from the study includes the rate of oxidation of UDMH with Cut+ concn, and the fact that the combination of the pH of the lake water plus dissolved oxygen causesthe degradation of UDMH-HC1 in the absence of microbes to form an unidentified product with absorption at 326 nanometers.

1) A. Corbett et al, “Hyperbolic Ignition at Reduced Pressure”, AFRPL-64-I 75, Thiokol, Denville, Contract AF 04 (611)-9946 (1964) (AD-610144) [The investigators, using a proplnt ignition system immersed in a vac tank, examined the ign parameters ofN204-UDMH and N204–N2H4/UDMH (50/50 wt %) proplnts to evolve an ign model. As a major conclusion they state “. . ambient pressure alone has the only signit3cant effect on ignition characteristics of all the injector and environmental parameters investigated in (these) unconfined impingement tests, .

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