Table of explosive detonation velocities

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This is a list of the detonation velocities at specified (typically, the highest practical) density of various explosive compounds.[1]

The velocity of detonation is an important indicator for overall energy or power of detonation, and in particular for the brisance or shattering effect of an explosive.

Table of Explosive Detonation Velocities
Explosive class Explosive name Abbreviation Detonation
velocity (m/s)
Density
(g/cm³)
Aromatic 1,3,5-trinitrobenzene TNB 7,450 1.60
Aromatic 1,3,5-Triazido-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene TATNB 7,300 1.71
Aromatic 4,4’-Dinitro-3,3’-diazenofuroxan DDF 10,000 2.02
Aromatic Trinitrotoluene TNT 6,900 1.60
Aromatic Trinitroaniline TNA 7,300 1.72
Aromatic Tetryl 7,570 1.71
Aromatic Picric acid TNP 7,350 1.70
Aromatic Dunnite 7,150 1.60
Aromatic Methyl picrate 6,800 1.57
Aromatic Ethyl picrate 6,500 1.55
Aromatic Picryl chloride 7,200 1.74
Aromatic Trinitrocresol 6,850 1.62
Aromatic Lead styphnate 5,200 2.90
Aromatic Triaminotrinitrobenzene TATB 7,350 1.80
Aliphatic Methyl nitrate 6,300 1.21
Aliphatic Nitroglycol EGDN 7,300 1.48
Aliphatic Nitroglycerine NG 7,700 1.59
Aliphatic Mannitol hexanitrate MHN 8,260 1.73
Aliphatic Pentaerythritol tetranitrate PETN 8,400 1.70
Aliphatic Erythritol tetranitrate ETN 8,100 1.60
Aliphatic Ethylenedinitramine EDNA 7,570 1.65
Aliphatic Nitroguanidine NQ 8,200 1.70
Aliphatic Cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine RDX 8,750 1.76
Aliphatic Cyclotetramethylene tetranitramine HMX[2] 9,400 1.91
Aliphatic Hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane HNIW or CL-20[2] 9,500 2.04
Aliphatic Tetranitroglycoluril Sorguyl 9,150 1.95
Aliphatic Octanitrocubane ONC 10,100 2.00
Aliphatic Nitrocellulose NC 7,300 1.20
Aliphatic Urea nitrate UN 4,700 1.59
Aliphatic Acetone peroxide AP or TATP 5,300 1.18
Aliphatic Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide MEKP 5,200 1.17
Aliphatic Hexamethylene triperoxide diamine HMTD 4,500 0.88
Inorganic Mercury fulminate 4,250 3.00
Inorganic Lead azide 4,630 3.00
Inorganic Silver azide 4,000 4.00
Inorganic Ammonium nitrate AN 5,270 1.30
Explosive class Explosive name Abbreviation Detonation
velocity (m/s)
Density
(g/cm³)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cooper, Paul W. (1996). Explosives Engineering, New York: Wiley-VCH. ISBN 0-471-18636-8
  2. ^ a b Bolton, O.; Simke, L. R.; Pagoria, P. F.; Matzger, A. J. (2012). "High Power Explosive with Good Sensitivity: A 2:1 Cocrystal of CL-20:HMX". Crystal Growth & Design 12 (9): 4311. doi:10.1021/cg3010882.  edit

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