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PREFACE
The frequent curiosity in explosives in the course of and because global conflict II has resulted
in the necessity for a accomplished assurance of the sphere of explosives and related
items. In 1941-1944, Dr B. T. Fedoroff in collaboration with G. D. Clift had
published a "Laboratory handbook of Explosives" in 4 small volumes (Lefax Co),
for which there have been quite a few requests. because the published variations were exhausted and the plates have been not to be had, Dr Fedoroff determined to write down a
revised version. because the paintings advanced, it turned glaring that extra help
would be wanted, not just due to the great enlargement of the literature,
but additionally since it was once determined to expand the scope of the work

This Encyclopedia is meant to hide the subsequent goods:
a) army and commercial explosives, explosive compositions, propellants and pyrotechnic compositions
b) Explosives and explosive compositions that have no longer been used for
military or commercial reasons
c) Analytical tactics for the extra common
explosives, propellants and pyrotechnic compositions
d) Compounds which deflagrate
or might explode as a result of presence of plosophoric groups
e) Ammunition goods, similar to projectiles, bombs, grenades, detonators, fuzes, etc
f) Calibers of guns and projectiles utilized in the USA and overseas international locations
g) short definitions of ordnance phrases h)Names of scientists who made important
contributions within the fields of explosives, ammunition and weapons.

Over the years a few works, together with dictionaries, were published
in the sector of explosives, propellants, and so on, that are of common or constrained scope.
None of those has tried to incorporate in a single paintings a entire assurance of
the huge box of things indexed above.

The authors desire that this Encyclopedia might be of worth not just in saving
many hours of library paintings but additionally in lowering the necessity for far laboratory work
in order to acquire info already on hand. it really is was hoping that many of the data
and even loss of info may perhaps stimulate extra paintings within the fields covered
In compiling this paintings, the authors have freely consulted with, and had the
cooperation of such a lot of members directory will be impractical. Any attempt
to achieve this might definitely bring about a few embarrassing omissions. We therefore
take this chance to thank all those that were consulted or who've helped
in alternative ways within the coaching of this paintings. in the course of the Encyclopedia
information bought from contributors is said within the textual content. Picatinny
Arsenal Technical details (Library) reference works, comparable to journals,
periodicals books and unclassified studies, have been made to be had in the course of the cooperation of all Library body of workers.

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076cm (Ref 19) Resonance Tubes In 1916, Hartmann discovered (Ref 7) that intense noise is generated from shallow cylindrical cavities when these are impinged by sonic gasjets, owing to resonant oscillations. Later it was shown that a very slender Hartmann whistle, with a length to diameter ratio of 30, exhibits intense heating at the clo&d end. Since that time, further improvements have taken place, principally in the incorporation of tapered or stepped cavities (Ref 7) culminating in the flueric match (see Fig 1) The gasdynamics of resonance tubes have been analyzed by Sinha (Ref 8).

B. G. Forgala, “Storable Propellant Fuel Cells”, ElectrochemTechny 5 (7-8), 331-35 (1967) &CA 67,7835 (1967) U 23 I U 24 [A fuel cell utilizing UDMH as fuel and N02 as oxidant is reported. Operated intermittently over a 3-month period with degradation, it consistently produced a power density of 40mw/ cm2 (40w/ft2). The cell consists of a sandwich of Zr acid phosphate in a polyvinylidene fluoride (TVF) binder and diffuse-catalyst layers of Pt black, Zr acid phosphate and PVF. R. Eske-. lurid et al, “Chemical-Mechanical Mine”, PATR 3724 (1968) [A mine feasibility study is reported in which the hyperbolic system UDMH– nitric acid is used as the fragmenting “expl”, with activating contact obtd by means of an intruder operated cutter which then allows d-e reactants to mix.

Holes are usually drilled below grade to a distance corresponding to the spacing distance (Refs 3 & 5) Vibration hazards are more severe in under- water blasting because the blasting is generally done without a free face, and the conversion of the expls energy to seismic energy is normally greater in water-saturated formations than under dry conditions. Water-bearing deposits are more \ effective transmitters of shock waves. They increase the potential of charge-to+harge propagation, thus removing the seismic benefit of delay shooting.

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