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The effect of pressure on the autoignition of octahydro -1,3,5,7,- Tetranitro, -1,3,5,7,-Tetrazine (HMX)

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Truesdell, William Marlowe
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Sinclair, James Edward
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1967-12
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Monterey, California. U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
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The autoignition of HMX under various conditions of initial pressure yields a family of curves similar to those encountered in rate of burning studies of propellents. From this a hypothesis that the two phenomena are coupled is developed. A description of current theories of thermal decomposition of explosives, autoignition techniques, and the polymorphs of HMX is presented. A new machine for sealing standard Pyrex melting point tubes under various conditions of initial pressure is described.
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