Accession Number : AD0502527

Title :   Phenomena Occurring at Explosive Metal Interfaces.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 66-Jun 67,

Corporate Author : PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL CO SAN LEANDRO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Randall,D. S. ; Redd,J. ; Moore,E. T. , Jr. ; Godfrey,Charles S.

Report Date : NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : A substantial body of data has been developed concerning the effect of running detonations on plates. A variety of plate materials and explosive systems have been tested. The feasibility of a two-stage plate accelerating system has been established and some of the limitations of such a system have been defined. The effects of an inclined impact between a flying plate and a stationary plate have been studied briefly. Three concepts for potential fragment directing systems have emerged from these studies: (1) a multiple-stage accelerator, (2) an oblique impact plate director, and (3) a tilted wave accelerator. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EXPLOSION EFFECTS, INTERFACES), (*METALS, EXPLOSION EFFECTS), DETONATIONS, VELOCITY, DETONATION WAVES, OPTIMIZATION, ACCELERATION, EFFICIENCY, IMPACT TESTS, ENERGY CONVERSION, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, KINETIC ENERGY, SHEAR STRESSES, MOMENTUM, VECTOR ANALYSIS, SHOCK WAVES, EXPLOSIVES (U) WARHEADS, AMMUNITION FRAGMENTS, METAL PLATES, NITRATES, POLYETHYLENE PLASTICS, METHANE, ALUMINUM, ACRYLIC RESINS, NITROGUANIDINE, LIQUIDS, STEEL, SHEETS, BERYLLIUM, POLYVINYL CHLORIDE

Subject Categories : Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE