Trauzl test

Trauzl test

[′trau̇t·səl ‚test]
(engineering)
A test to determine the relative disruptive power of explosives, in which a standard quantity of explosive (10 grams) is placed in a cavity in a lead block and exploded; the resulting volume of cavity in the block is compared with the volume produced under the same conditions by a standard explosive, usually trinitrotoluene (TNT).