Masters Theses

Abstract

"The impact sensitivity of a potassium chlorate, stabilized red phosphorous, Quso, and magnesium oxide mixture in a 34/14/4/2 ratio has been found to be about 18 ł 5 gram-centimeters for a 50% sensitivity to initiation. Chi-square tests at the 95% confidence level have determined that it is not possible to reject the hypothesis that the distribution is either normally distributed or log-normally distributed within the 50% range. Humidity, aging, and some additives were found to desensitize the mixture. Energy versus drop weight and test height curves show that momentum considerations are crucial over large test ranges in studies of impact sensitivity. Drop weight velocity and energy delivered to the reactants were determined to be the critical parameters. Sensitivity data for phosphorous and potassium chlorate mixtures and copper chlorotetrazole are presented and interpreted. A method for appraising the performance of the impact apparatus is included"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Rollins, Ronald R.

Committee Member(s)

Malisch, Ward R.
Clark, George Bromley, 1912-

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Picatinny Arsenal

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1969

Pagination

vi, 62 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 50-51).

Rights

© 1969 Carl Edward DeLong, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Explosives -- Analysis

Thesis Number

T 2194

Print OCLC #

6008196

Electronic OCLC #

815524606

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