Accession Number : ADA193372

Title :   Automated Diaphragm Loading for the LB/TS (Large Blast/Thermal Simulator).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 30 Sep 85-28 Feb 86,

Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INC SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Osofsky, I B ; Mason, G P ; Hove, D T

PDF Url : ADA193372

Report Date : 28 Feb 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : This study describes a design investigation of a cartridge loading diaphragm system for the LB/TS. A diaphragm geometry was evaluated; a number of materials were investigated for use in the diaphragms and cartridge system. Cooling and heating analyses were conducted. A mechanical diaphragm opener was investigated. Manufacturing techniques and costs were investigated. Structural analyses were conducted. Keywords: Explosive forging, Driver, Shock wave, Fast acting valve, Diaphragm, Cartridge, Shock tube, Rupture.

Descriptors :   *SHOCK TUBES, *SIMULATORS, *BLAST WAVES, *THERMAL SHOCK, AUTOMATION, BLAST, CARTRIDGES, COOLING, DIAPHRAGMS(MECHANICS), EXPLOSIVES, FORGING, GEOMETRY, HEATING, MANUFACTURING, MATERIALS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, RUPTURE, SHOCK WAVES, STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, THERMAL RADIATION, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE