Accession Number : AD0164206

Title :   Explosively Actuated Cutter.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Lieberman,Morris S.

Report Date : 22 FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent describes apparatus for cutting a hard elongate workpiece having a slideable cutter piston positioned within a cylindrical housing. The piston is actuated by an explosive charge, located within the housing, which upon actuation will thrust the piston with great force against an appropriately positioned workpiece thereby cutting the workpiece. A series of gas-sealing elements within the device prevent the discharge of explosive resulting gas and prevent fluid entry.

Descriptors :   *Cutters, *Patents, Explosive actuators, Underwater equipment

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE