sympathetic detonation


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sympathetic detonation

Detonation of a charge by exploding another charge adjacent to it.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Beginning May 31, all ammonium nitrate will be subject to the [section] 555.220 Table of Distances when stored within the sympathetic detonation distances of high explosives and blasting agents listed under the table at [section]555.220.
"Smaller explosives have a tendency for sympathetic detonation. If they detonated together, it could cause a big blast," he pointed out.
The purpose of the donor charge is to impart sufficient energy into the UXO explosives charge in order to cause a sympathetic detonation.
"The explosive event occurred due to inadequately protected and stored explosives, degraded and destabilised over a period of approximately two years, which spontaneously combusted, resulting in the mass sympathetic detonation of the entire site," the report, which was published first by Politis, said.
Insensitive munitions are designed to resist unplanned detonation by fast or slow cook-of, bullet impact, fragment impact, shaped charge jet impact or sympathetic detonation. Te M768 incorporates several IM features, including new explosive materials and a plastic fuse adaptor that melts in a ire, allowing the fuse to separate from the cartridge.
The six tests normally include fast cookoff, slow cookoff, sympathetic detonation, bullet-impact, fragment-impact, and shape-charge jet impact tests.
In the ensuing investigation, it was discovered that B 14 had fired upon insurgents in the building with a high-explosive antitank round that immediately caused the sympathetic detonation of more than 1,000 gallons of ammonium nitrate fertilizer and diesel fuel.
Not entirely new to Armada readers (see issue 4/2002, page 41 and 42), this modular anti-personnel and anti-materiel weapon has reached perfect maturity and is ready for production, having passed all fast and slow cook-off tests, as well as bullet impact and sympathetic detonation tests.
When sympathetic detonation occurs, steel bomb casing fragments are generated.