Print Email Facebook Twitter On the impact testing of cyclotrimethylene trinitramine crystals with different internal qualities Title On the impact testing of cyclotrimethylene trinitramine crystals with different internal qualities Author Bouma, R.H.B. Boluijt, A.G. Verbeek, H.J. van der Heijden, A.E.D.M. TNO Defensie en Veiligheid Publication year 2008 Abstract Impact testing of various cyclotrimethylene trinitramine (RDX) samples has been carried out with the Ballistic Impact Chamber (BIC). Numerical simulations have been performed to guide its experimental design and explain the phenomena that are observed in the measured pressure evolution. The experimental results obtained with the BIC are compared to the RDX crystal quality observed by optical and scanning electron microscopies. The reactivity of RDX in the impact testing with the BIC correlates with the crystal quality and this opens up the possibility of achieving a quantitative determination of the crystal quality. © 2008 American Institute of Physics. Subject Crystal structureOptical microscopyPressure effectsScanning electron microscopyBallistic Impact Chamber (BIC)Crystal qualityCyclotrimethylene trinitramine (RDX)Explosives To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:46fc5887-ddba-4e3e-90f6-f3e646c14648 DOI https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2907409 TNO identifier 182990 ISSN 0021-8979 Source Journal of Applied Physics, 103 (9) Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.