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Proceedings 2018, 2(8), 424;

Experimental Investigation on the Explosive Substitute by Drop Test

Institute of Systems Engineering, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang 621900, China
Shock and Vibration of Engineering Materials and Structures Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province, Mianyang 621900, China
Presented at the 18th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM18), Brussels, Belgium, 1–5 July 2018.
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Published: 5 June 2018
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The drop tests of the experimental structure with explosive substitute material were carried out to study the dynamic deformation and failure of the explosive substitute. The PBX simulation material was designed as a cylindrical flat head structure, with the support structure of the PBX simulation material as an aluminum support ring, and with an affixed counterweight to the upper part of the PBX simulation material. The PBX simulation materials, the counterweight and the support ring, were glued together to form the drop test pieces. A special drop test system was designed, which realized the non-deflection of the falling posture of the drop test pieces and that the drop was pure free. The results show that in the drop impact tests, the critical height of the explosive simulant failure is about 600 mm to 700 mm when the counterweight of 19.62 kg is used.
Keywords: PBX; simulant; drop; impact; failure PBX; simulant; drop; impact; failure
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Xie, R.; Zhang, Q.; Deng, Z.; Huang, X. Experimental Investigation on the Explosive Substitute by Drop Test. Proceedings 2018, 2, 424.

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