Accession Number : AD0769339

Title :   Epoxy Canister Development and Fabrication Techniques.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jul 71-Dec 72,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Fogelson,David J.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : During the high explosive simulation testing and follow-on programs, it was determined that the aluminum canisters used for free-field media motion transducers had many discrepancies which limited the data and, thus, the canister usefulness. Therefore, a program was initiated to evaluate these canister designs and to propose changes or new designs; the criteria being higher natural frequency, waterproof assembly, and improved canister/soil matching. In-house research produced the idea of a room temperature curing canister. After a thorough testing program, it was determined that the use of epoxy canisters was a breakthrough in the design of canisters for free-field ground motion transducers. This new design resulted in higher quality data at a greatly reduced cost. The testing program and fabrication techniques are discussed. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*Canisters, Fabrication), (*Epoxy resins, Canisters), Specifications, Damping, Flexural strength, Tensile properties, Waterproofing, Performance(Engineering), Shock tests, Test methods, Reliability, Diagrams, High explosives, Ground motion

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE