Accession Number : ADA334626

Title :   Frangible Microsphere Peak Pressure Measuring Device and Method of Making Same

Descriptive Note : Patent application, filed 30 Sep 97

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sanford, Matthew J.

PDF Url : ADA334626

Report Date : 30 SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Peak pressure of a shock wave can be measured by a plurality of frangible microspheres of known fracture pressures. The microspheres are sized to be surrounded by the shock wave as the shock wave travels thereby. The microspheres remaining intact after the shock wave passes provide a measure of peak pressure.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *PRESSURE MEASUREMENT, PEAK VALUES, SHOCK WAVES, EXPLOSION EFFECTS, MICROSPHERES.

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE