Accession Number : AD0645446

Title :   A TECHNIQUE FOR ARTIFICIAL CAVITATION AND DETONATION-WAVE SHAPING,

Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J AMMUNITION ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Wartell,Lawrence K.

Report Date : JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The purpose of the investigation was to determine the effect of discontinuities in explosives occurring as a result of the loading process, when the discontinuities were simulated by expanded polystyrene foam. The investigation was part of a larger program to determine the limits of permissible cavitation in certain shaped charges. It was hoped that the use of polystyrene foam would give precise control over the extent and location of (simulated) cavitation voids. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHAPED CHARGES, *CAVITATION), (*DETONATION WAVES, CAVITATION), EXPANDED PLASTICS, STYRENE PLASTICS, TEST METHODS, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE