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Accession Number DE13-1104772
Title Effect of Pressure Vents on the Fast Cookoff of Energetic Metals.
Publication Date Oct 2013
Media Count 17p
Personal Author M. A. Cooper M. S. Oliver W. W. Erikson
Abstract The effect of vents on the fast cookoff of energetic materials is studied through experimental modifications to the confinement vessel of the Radiant Heat Fast Cookoff Apparatus. Two venting schemes were investigated: (1) machined grooves at the EM-cover plate interface; (2) radial distribution of holes in PEEK confiner. EM materials of PBXN-109 and PBX 9502 were tested. Challenges with the experimental apparatus and EM materials were identified such that studying the effect of vents as an independent parameter was not realized. The experimental methods, data and post-test observations are presented and discussed.
Keywords Confinement
Electromagentic materials
Energetic materials
Reactor vessels

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 77H - Reactor Engineering & Nuclear Power Plants
Corporate Author Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1411
Contract Number N/A

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