Accession Number : ADD002251

Title :   Mild Detonating Fuse End Termination.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Zapf,Donald C

Report Date : 30 Dec 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent relates to a method whereby the end of a mild detonating fuse is sealed within an adjacent metal ferrule by simple mechanical means and a hermetic seal is produced without using adhesives, soldering or any alien additives. The fuse is sealed by axial compressive forces which cause the fuse to conform to the shape of the metal ferrule adjacent its end, thus expanding the end of the fuse into intimate contact with the metal ferrule to create an enlarged (augmented) explosive column.

Descriptors :   *Detonating cord, *Fuzes(Ordnance), *Sealants, *Patents, Forming techniques, Hermetic seals

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE