Accession Number : AD0287418

Title :   EXPLOSIVE HOLE PIERCING

Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON D C AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s) : POPOV,O.V.

Report Date : 11 OCT 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A study of all known methods of explosive hole piercing showed that contact piercing by a shaped explosive charge and piercing with a high-explosive charge in a water tank are the only acceptable methods for piercing holes of various sizes and shapes in high-strength and heat-resistant materials. The contact piercing method is effective for piercing holes in flat sheet, end closures, and shells. (Author)

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVE FORMING, EXPLOSIVES, SHAPED CHARGES, SHEETS, TRANSLATIONS, WATER TANKS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE