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Card-gap and Projectile Impact Sensitivity Measurements - a Compilation.
NTIS: PB 222 539 :12 pages
Card-gap and projectile impact sensitivity data are presented for a wide variety of explosive compositions tested at the Bureau of Mines in more or less standard test geometries. The results of both tests are in good agreement in that they provide the same sensitivity ordering for different subclasses of explosives. Least sensitive were homogeneous liquids that did not exhibit a tendency to undergo low-velocity detonation, ammonium nitrate-fuel oil, and most cast military explosives. Of intermediate sensitivity were pressed and powdered military explosives, cast pentolite, permissible and nonpermissible water-based explosives, and one commercial two- component explosive. The most sensitive were permissible and nonpermissible dynamites and explosives susceptible to low-velocity detonation.
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NTIS: PB 222 539
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