Mistral Completes Blast Testing on New Line of Blast Resistant Trash Cans
- TSA Begins Screening Powdered Substances At Checkpoints. // Defense Daily;9/10/2009, Vol. 243 Issue 50, p6
The article reports on the start of screening for powdered substances by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at designated aviation checkpoints in the U.S. It notes the purchase of 1,250 test kits by the TSA from Mistral Security Inc. Furthermore, it also examines the screening...
- Drug Detection Technology. // District Administration;Sep2006, Vol. 42 Issue 9, p88
The article evaluates the Drug Detection Technology Canisters from Mistral Security Inc.
- Why Semtex needs a room of its own. // New Scientist;5/25/96, Vol. 150 Issue 2031, p3
Editorial. Comments on the contamination of a testing center for explosives at Fort Halstead in Great Britain. Levels of explosive chemicals detected at the institute; Importance of implementing precautions to prevent testing contamination.
- Influence of Polymer Molecular Weight, Temperature, and Strain Rate on the Mechanical Properties of PBX 9501. Idar, D. J.; Thompson, D. G.; Gray, G. T.; Blumenthal, W. R.; Cady, C. M.; Peterson, P. D.; Roemer, E. L.; Wright, W. J.; Jacquez, B. J. // AIP Conference Proceedings;2002, Vol. 620 Issue 1, p821
Compression and tensile measurements were conducted on newly formulated (baseline) and lower molecular weight (virtually-aged) plastic-bonded explosive PBX 9501. The PBX 9501 binder system is composed of nitroplasticized Estane 5703â„¢ a polyester polyurethane copolymer. The molecular weight...
- Isentropic Compression of LX-04 on the Z Accelerator. Reisman, D. B.; Forbes, J. W.; Tarver, C. M.; Garcia, F.; Cauble, R. C.; Hall, C. A.; Asay, J. R.; Struve, K.; Furnish, M. D. // AIP Conference Proceedings;2002, Vol. 620 Issue 1, p849
Three sets of LX-04 samples of 0.18 and 0.49 mm nominal thicknesses were all dynamically loaded by Sandia's Z-accelerator with a ramp compression wave with a 200 ns rise time and about 160 kb peak stress. The LX-04/lithium fluoride samples interface velocities were measured using VISAR's....
- Was mystery explosion a secret nuclear test? Edwards, Rob // New Scientist;06/16/2001, Vol. 170 Issue 2295, p6
Recalls a secret military experiment codenamed Operation Blowdown wherein a 50-tonne bomb was set-off in the rainforest at Iron Range in north Queensland, Australia in 1963. Reported purpose of the blast test; Description on the explosion, according to Australian documents.
- Scientists test blast-resistant concrete. // Chemical Business;Apr2010, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p74
The article reports on the tests made by engineers at the University of Liverpool in England on a new form of concrete intended to mitigate the impact of bomb explosion in public areas.
- Strength of Explosives. Trauzl Test. Afanasenkov, a.N. // Combustion, Explosion, & Shock Waves;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p119
A simple formula for calculating the absolute strength of an explosives as determined by the Trauzl test (expansion in a lead block) is proposed that contains only one parameter - the relative strength of the explosive calculated from the heat of explosion and the volume of explosion gases.
- France resumes nuclear tests. // Earth Island Journal;Fall95, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p16
Reports on the resumption of French nuclear testing in Mururoa Atoll in French Polynesia. Environmental damage done by the testing; Nuclear explosions as a form of nuclear racism.