Propellants Explosives Pyrotechnics, Vol.43, No.5, 506-511, 2018
Combined Mini-Cylex & Disk Acceleration Tests in Type K Copper
We combined the miniature cylinder expansion test (Mini-Cylex), with the Disk Acceleration Test (DAX) using Type K copper, Picatinny Liquid Explosive, and photonic Doppler velocimetry. We estimated the CJ state using plate reverberation methods at the test cap. We extracted velocities at 2, 7, and 10 volume expansions to fit Jones-Wilkins-Lee Equation of State and estimated Gurney velocity at the tube wall. The test also provides an additional method to estimate reaction products Hugoniot through knowledge of the copper test cap. Our experiments and simulations are within expected uncertainty. The test and the analysis effectively reduce costs while keeping or increasing fidelity.