The determination of two performance parameters of ammonium nitrate/fuel explosives using the ballistic mortar

Hagan T.N. and Vance W.E. (1968) The determination of two performance parameters of ammonium nitrate/fuel explosives using the ballistic mortar. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences and, 5 2: 129-142.

Author Hagan T.N.
Vance W.E.
Title The determination of two performance parameters of ammonium nitrate/fuel explosives using the ballistic mortar
Journal name International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences and
ISSN 0148-9062
Publication date 1968
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 5
Issue 2
Start page 129
End page 142
Total pages 14
Subject 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts
Abstract In this paper, the authors examine the use of the ballistic mortar as a means of measuring performance parameters of Ammonium Nitrate (AN)/fuel explosives. By the introduction of a steel confining sleeve into the firing chamber of the ballistic mortar, it was found that the degree of similarity of explosive decomposition in the mortar and the borehole was enhanced. In this modified form, the mortar provided accurate relative values of bubble energy rather than maximum available energy (i.e. strength). The significance of bubble energy in rock breakage processes is discussed. The firing of selected charge weights of AN/fuel compositions at constant diameter in the standard mortar, provided an indication of the lengths of detonation regimes which were then used as a criterion of sensitivity. The effects of various parameters on both the bubble energies and sensitivitiesf of AN/fuel compositions are discussed.
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