Masters Theses

Abstract

"The physical characteristics of dense ammonium nitrate prills were examined. The density was found to be 1.52 grams per cubic centimeter, and from this the specific surface was calculated for the size fractions of interest in the investigation. Theoretical loading densities were calculated for between 26.0 and 47.6 percent voids.

The explosive properties of discrete particle size fractions were investigated. The equation by Clark was found to predict the detonation velocity of the sizes smaller than 8/20 mesh. The equation by Cook could not be applied to dense prilled ammonium nitrate. The possibility of a very oxygen negative condition existing with the largest prills was investigated.

Tests showed that dense prilled ammonium nitrate-fuel oil mixtures became more sensitive as their particle size decreased. The number of prills contacting the primer was found to be approximately a constant for the particle size ranges investigated. This was attributed to the effect of "hot-spots" on initiation of detonation"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Clark, George Bromley, 1912-

Committee Member(s)

Christiansen, Carl R., 1921-1997
James, William Joseph
Proctor, Paul Dean, 1918-1999

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mining Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Monsanto Chemical Company

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1961

Pagination

vi, 57 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 42-51).

Rights

© 1961 Robert Bartley Hopler, Jr., All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Explosives -- Testing
Ammonium salts
Ammonium compounds

Thesis Number

T 1321

Print OCLC #

5933253

Electronic OCLC #

994154320

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