Analysis of Double Base Propellant Infuence
on Detonation Process of Ammonals


Andrzej MARANDA, Katarzyna LIPIŃSKA
and Marek LIPIŃSKI

Military University of Technology,
2 Kaliskiego St., 00-908 Warsaw, Poland
Zakłady Metalowe MESKO S.A.,
122 Legionów St., 26-110 Skarżysko-Kamienna, Poland

Abstract: Aluminum powder has been applied to various types of mining and
military explosives for over a hundred years. A known solution is its application
as an additive to ammonium nitrate that enhances detonation ability and detonation
parameters. Besides aluminum powders, organic fuels are used as ammonals
components. In the present work reuse of double base propellants as components
of ammonals was proposed. The results of detonation velocity and performance
measurements of double base propellants and ammonals mixtures are presented.

Keywords: ammonium nitrate based explosives, detonation parameters