Accession Number : ADD003411

Title :   Explosive Valve.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hardesty,Thomas K C

Report Date : 05 Oct 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The patent relates to an assembly for explosively shearing material to form openings in containers and to separate attached elements which comprises an explosive material positioned within a groove in a backing support adjacent one side of the material to be severed. A shear element located on the other side of the material has its shearing edge axially aligned with the centerline of the groove and explosive material. Upon detonation, the explosive pressure forcibly displaces the material against the shearing edge, severing the material without fragmentation.

Descriptors :   *Valves, *Diaphragms, *Explosive actuators, *Patents, Quick reaction, Rupture, Explosives, Cutting

Subject Categories : Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE