Accession Number : ADD006012

Title :   Molten Metal-Liquid Explosive Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rozner,Alexander G ; Helms,Horance H , Jr

Report Date : 09 Apr 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A explosive device comprising: (1) a metal liner composed of a metal selected from the group consisting of aluminum, magnesium, copper, and brass, the liner enclosing a chamber; (2) a liquid contain in the chamber; (3) a layer of pyrotechnic material surrounding the outside of the liner, the pyrotechnic material composed of a mixture of powders of (a) nickel; (b) metal oxide; and (c) an aluminum containing component which may be (i) aluminum or (ii) a mixture of from 50 to less than 100 weight percent of aluminum and from more than zero to 50 weight percent of a metal which can be magnesium, zirconium, bismuth, beryllium, boron, tantalum, copper, silver, niobium, or mixtures thereof; and (4) means for igniting the pyrotechnic material. This device is useful as an explosive, particularly as an underwater explosive. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Explosives, *Pyrotechnics, *Metals, *Linings, Explosion gases, Powder metals, Nickel, Aluminum, Oxides, Underwater ordnance, Steam, Vapors

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE