Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Nutrition Technology
The use of plate dent technique to evaluate w/o emulsion explosives is discussed in this paper. Experiments carried out with aluminium and mildsteel blocks show that the dent test results could give an idea about explosive performance. Attempts have been made to correlate the plate dent data with various detonation properties. Estimated detonation pressure did not yield a satisfactory correlation with either dent depth or dent volume. The role of detonation energy in governing the test result is highlighted. It is suggested that the plate dent test could be employed to assess the performance characteristics of large diameter, booster sensitive explosives.
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