Mechanical Damage and Combustion of TNT and Composition-B

  title={Mechanical Damage and Combustion of TNT and Composition-B},
  author={Robert James Lieb and John J Starkenberg and William Lawrence and Patrick Joseph Baker},
Abstract : Fracture damage was introduced into trinitrotoluene (TNT) and Composition-B (Comp-B) through uniaxial compression applied at controlled strain rates from 0.1 to 100 s-1. The mechanical response was measured with parameters that have been used to characterize the fracture response of gun propellant during its development over the last decade. The damaged high explosive was burned in a small closed bomb in an effort to characterize the fracture surface area that resulted from the… CONTINUE READING

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