Accession Number : ADD005112

Title :   Pressure Relief Construction for Controlled Combustion of Ordnance Items.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : San Miguel,Anthony

Report Date : 18 Apr 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : An ordnance item casing construction which enables case venting and controlled combustion of high energy fuel contained within the casing when the ordnance item is exposed to a high temperature environment. This casing construction utilizes a perforated thermally insulating composite doubler and series of thermally conductive plugs aligned with cavities in the casing wall, and applied to the exterior of the ordnance item. Heat from the high temperature environment is conducted by the plugs to the casing wall. Local ignition and combustion of high energy fuel within the casing rapidly burns through the wall at regions of reduced wall thickness caused by presence of the cavities. The interior of the casing is thereby vented, and catastrophic pressure buildup within the casing is prevented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Combustion chamber liners, *Fabrication, Ordnance, Combustion stability, Venting, Burning rate, High energy propellants, Fuel burn up, High temperature, Thermal insulation

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE