Accession Number : ADD003665

Title :   Method for Accurately Varying the Density of a Powder or Powder Charge, and Shrink Tubes for Use Therewith.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Kowalick,James F ; Hare,George F ; Addison,Harry J , Jr

Report Date : 13 Jul 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Plastic shrink tubes, when filled loosely with explosive powders, and sealed and heated to temperatures of about 3000 - 600 F, will shrink and uniformly compress the powders contained therewithin along the length thereof to produce a powder of constant linear density useful in providing constant velocity detonations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Powders, *Explosives, *Density, *Tubes, Shrinkage, Plastics, Sealed systems, Heating, Constants, Velocity, Detonations, Variations, PETN, RDX, HMX, TNT

Subject Categories : Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE