brisance


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the shattering or crushing effect of a sudden release of energy as in an explosion

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He went on to reveal that government experts were stunned because they did not know that sustained detonation or uncurved brisance explosives were even possible.
Where Haffner's film highlights the group's intellectual project and its political brisance through extensive interviews with group members that repeatedly touch on contemporary events, Wuermling's introduces filmic motifs that similarly cast the group as a representative of modernity.
Primer brisance mostly depends on the length of the flame that leaps out of the flash-hole after the firing pin whacks the primer cup.
The lead free compounds have greater brisance, giving flattened primers with standard flash holes.
025 inch, which acts as a governor to restrict the volume of fire that is flowing through the flash hole while still maintaining sufficient brisance for positive ignition.