"Ammonium nitrate has been known to the explosive industry for a long time. Compelled by the ever increasing mining costs, in 1954 "Akremite" was introduced to the market. It is a simple carbonaceous ammonium nitrate mixture and is the cheapest explosive available to the open-pit operators.
During the following years considerable amount of research was done, resulting among others with the introduction of ammonium nitrate-hydrocarbon mixtures as an explosive. During the Second World War research was done toward the refinement of the hydrodynamic theory. Several methods of calculating the detonation velocities of the explosives were introduced: Brown (1942), Kistiakowski and Wilson (1942), and Brinkley and Wilson (1943). During the post-war period two more methods were introduced, namely by Cook (1947-8) and by Taylor and Patterson (1949).
This thesis concerns mainly with the behavior of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil No. 2 mixture. The Taylor's method has been chosen to check the experimental data.
Experiments were performed during the period July - November 1957"--Introduction, page 1.
Clark, George Bromley, 1912-
M.S. in Mining Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
v, 48 pages
© 1958 Mohammad Azhari Warga-Dalem, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Explosives -- Testing
Ammonium nitrate fuel oil
Detonation waves -- Mathematical models
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Warga-Dalem, Mohammad Azhari, "Performance parameters of low-density ammonium nitrate base explosives; experimental results and J. Taylor's method" (1958). Masters Theses. 2550.