Science and Technology of Energetic Materials

Vol.67, No.5 (2006)

Research paper

Airblast equivalent weights of several industrial explosives and propellants
Lippe Sadwin


Equivalent Weight data for conventional industrial explosives and propellants are compared with those for conventional explosives. The data upon which the Equivalent Weight determinations were made were obtained from surface and free-air detonations. Values of Equivalent Weight based upon both peak pressure and impulse are provided. Details of the test and evaluation procedures are given.

The information presented is significant for conducting safety studies of existing operations and for the safe design of manufacturing and storage facilities.

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Airblast, Experimental, Equivalent weight, Industrial Explosives, Propellants

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