Accession Number : AD0474478

Title :   EXPLODING WIRE FACILITY.

Descriptive Note : Technical documentary rept.,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : DiGiacomo,A.

Report Date : OCT 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The installation and calibration of the Material Sciences Laboratory's exploding wire facility are described. The facility provides blast pressure pulses used, for example, in determining the vulnerability of the char layer on ablative materials to impulses representative of shock-on-shock loading. In the original configuration the facility was limited to a maximum over-pressure of 10 psi with a duration in the order of 1.5 msec. Modifications, such as the introduction of a straight tube section and the addition of two capacitors, are presently in progress to obtain higher peak over-pressures. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EXPLODING WIRES, *TEST FACILITIES), CALIBRATION, INSTRUMENTATION, SHOCK TUBES, ABLATION, SHOCK WAVES, SUBSONIC FLOW, TRANSDUCERS, MEASUREMENT, STAGNATION POINT, CIRCUITS, RECTIFIERS, CAPACITORS, RESISTORS, WIRING DIAGRAMS, PIEZOELECTRIC GAGES, PRESSURE

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE