Shock tube measurement of explosive sensitivity


Journal Article (Academic article)

Shock tube test is described in which fine dusts or sprays of explosive materials are ignited behind reflected shock, and dependence of measured ignition delay on reflected shock temperature is determined; test simulates impact initiation of liquids and solids by bubble hot spots in clean, controlled and well-defined fashion; from only few tests, valid measure of sensitivity of explosive can be obtained using only milligram quantities of material, and information about physical, and in some cases, chemical, mechanism of initiation upon impact.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Friedman, MH

Published Date

  • 1965

Published In

  • Combustion Institute Paper

Start / End Page

  • 17 -