A Study of Creep Properties of Polymer Bonded Explosives
Creep properties of polymer bonded explosives (PBXs), a particulate composite, was studied by using the method of moiré interferometry in this paper. The specimens fabricated by different heat pressing technology were used. Extensive creep deformation of PBXs material was indirectly measured by the aid of compressive circular disk test. The obtained results shown that creep properties are greatly influenced by pressing pressures and temperature of heat pressing technology. The results indicated that the higher the temperature and the pressing pressure are in the heat pressing technology to some degree, the better the PBXs material creep resistance is. The creep fracture surfaces of PBXs were also observed using Scanning Electronic Microscopy (SEM). It was shown that most of the fracture crack was initiated and propagated along the explosives crystal surface during creep.
Wei Yang, Mamtimin Geni, Tiejun Wang and Zhuo Zhuang
Z. W. Liu et al., "A Study of Creep Properties of Polymer Bonded Explosives", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 33-37, pp. 407-412, 2008