ASTM D2541 1993 Edition, March 15, 1993
Standard Test Method for Critical Diameter and Detonation Velocity of Liquid Monopropellants
Includes all amendments and changes through Reapproval Notice , 2001
Additional Comments: W/D 2003; NO S/S
Published By:ASTM International (ASTM)
This test method covers the evaluation of two properties of a high energy liquid propellant. In one form, the critical internal diameter is determined in a given type of metal or plastic tubing below which propagation of stable high velocity detonation will not take place. In the alternative form, which uses more material, detonation rate is concurrently measured. The composite donor of either size may be used in most instances to initiate detonation in experimental trap designs.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.