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Pressing and casting charges
Yamato71 didn't experience explosion due to casting, stop this nonsense before it becomes a widespre ...
5-4-2018 at 13:54
by: Rocinante
Halifax Explosion
It would be nice to find pictures of the fragments.

Such a big explosion is likely to ignite all ...
17-2-2018 at 03:55
by: Rocinante
Reliable ways to detonate secondaries
avoid AP/AN, too sensitive. Add few % of Al to your ANFO or use finer and better dried crystals. Or ...
12-2-2018 at 11:55
by: Rocinante
Short question / quick answer - Thread
The shattering effect on steel targets will be about an order of magnitude higher (5-10×) with 8000 ...
29-1-2018 at 03:50
by: Rocinante
Blast Mitigation Devices - Blasting Caps
Is there any realistic static danger presented by the cotton plug? Assuming metal body and short-cir ...
26-1-2018 at 09:49
by: Rocinante
Short question / quick answer - Thread
jioseph: Read this chapter on primary explosives, DDNP is extremely friction insensitive compared to ...
23-1-2018 at 13:06
by: Rocinante
Wrappolite
For RDX: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010218016000237

https://www.research ...
19-1-2018 at 10:35
by: Rocinante
Blast Mitigation Devices - Blasting Caps
I think that some parts of this post should be added to the topical compendium thread.
17-1-2018 at 10:38
by: Rocinante
Blast Mitigation Devices - Blasting Caps
That's nice.... maybe you could add some drop testing, insertion testing, slight strikes against con ...
13-1-2018 at 00:55
by: Rocinante
Blast Mitigation Devices - Blasting Caps
Yea, ß-lead azide is deadly. It can detonate in solution. HMTD recr. from CCl3 is known to detonate ...
12-1-2018 at 11:19
by: Rocinante
Ag2C2.AGNO3 (DS)
Here is a book that contains a section on SA and SA.DS:

http://pyrotechnics.no-ip.org/files/Prim ...
12-1-2018 at 09:39
by: Rocinante
Blast Mitigation Devices - Blasting Caps
Assuming that we have powdered primary, I'm talking about these two cases.

In case one, there is ...
12-1-2018 at 07:44
by: Rocinante
Blast Mitigation Devices - Blasting Caps
Have you tried a full scale detonation in your blocks? Does it fragment? Does it muffle the sound of ...
12-1-2018 at 03:53
by: Rocinante
Blast Mitigation Devices - Blasting Caps
The bucket reduces the sound levels, too. Indeed, the ramming rod (the second one, not pictured) is ...
11-1-2018 at 09:03
by: Rocinante
Blast Mitigation Devices - Blasting Caps
One takes several 5 - 10 l buckets, places them inside each another. The central one is filled with ...
11-1-2018 at 06:59
by: Rocinante
NPED detonator
paper or plastic, not metal.. just very long

I've heard that some poeple had problems with SADS n ...
1-1-2018 at 04:54
by: Rocinante
Prince Rupert's primary?
Yep, encountered the same problem. Use instant coffee, it's about 2.5 % caffeine by weight, this sho ...
31-12-2017 at 10:57
by: Rocinante
PLX type explosives
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/prep.200900041/abstract
24-12-2017 at 09:03
by: Rocinante
ETN synthesis problem
I!ve used 68% nitric with conc. sulphuric and got 20 % yields, with finely crushed erythritol and co ...
22-12-2017 at 08:28
by: Rocinante
Ag2C2.AGNO3 (DS)
The problem is that there is no real correlation between friction, impact and static sensitivity. NH ...
21-12-2017 at 12:08
by: Rocinante
NPED detonator
Yep, it would be a beast. https://youtu.be/bZ6BsG7Gu7U?t=51s Still tranportable, without problems. Y ...
21-12-2017 at 11:44
by: Rocinante
NPED detonator
Has anyone tried to heat shock ETN in a 10 cm long and about 8 mm diameter tube, 5-6 g? Maybe your h ...
15-12-2017 at 08:35
by: Rocinante
Desensitize ETN?
Pressed RDX with 5 % of inerts does something like 310 kbar (some sources claim as low as 280 kbar a ...
28-11-2017 at 10:08
by: Rocinante
Desensitize ETN?
I'm thinking about real world mixtures, not crystal densities. HNIW is about 400 kbar, but it is a d ...
28-11-2017 at 01:48
by: Rocinante
Desensitize ETN?
Has anyone tried someting more powerful than RDX? I assume that even RDX/ETN can reach ~ 320 kbar an ...
27-11-2017 at 10:29
by: Rocinante
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