The development of Novel, Low Sensitivity, Gas-generating Formulations for Hotwire Ignited Devices

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dc.contributor.advisor Akhavan, Jacqueline
dc.contributor.advisor Contini, Alessandro
dc.contributor.author McAteer, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-04T13:43:11Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-04T13:43:11Z
dc.date.issued 2013-04
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/16301
dc.description.abstract A novel, low sensitivity, gas-generating composition was developed to replace an existing primary explosive, potassium picrate, for use in a generic squib device. The novel composition was based on energetic materials researched from the open literature. The chosen materials were synthesised or purchased and combined in order to produce formulations which would reproducibly ignite when contacted with a hotwire. The formulations were assessed for their chemical compatibility and homogeneity by small-scale hazard testing, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The compositions were test fired within squibs coupled to a pressure bomb and the pressure generation and rise time was measured using a piezoelectric gauge. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.relation.ispartofseries PhD;PHD-12-MCATEER
dc.rights © Cranfield University, 2013. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the copyright holder.
dc.title The development of Novel, Low Sensitivity, Gas-generating Formulations for Hotwire Ignited Devices en_UK
dc.type Thesis en_UK


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