Uniaxial Compression of TNT and Comp-B at Strain Rates of 0.1, 1.0, 10. 0, and 100.0 /s

Report No. ARL-TR-2359
Authors: Leadore, Michael G.; Pierce, Frederick B.
Date/Pages: October 2000; 44 pages
Abstract: Two lots of TNT and Comp-B explosives were tested in uniaxial compression at strain rates of 0.1, 1.0, 10.0, and 100.0/s. The materials were tested at 21 deg.C to an end strain of 80%. The stress at failure, strain at failure, compressive modulus, failure modulus, incremental energy density, and the fracture assessment values were recorded for each test.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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