Accession Number : ADD009169

Title :   Fluidic Range-Safe Explosive Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,


Personal Author(s) : Goes,Michael J

Report Date : 02 Nov 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A disintegrable projectile is disclosed which utilizes thermal energy obtained from the conversion of the kinetic energy of the air moving past the projectile to cause its fragmentation. The projectile employs an air intake nozzle axially disposed in the nose portion of the projectile and a resonance tube located in the body portion of the projectile in thermal contact therewith. The resonance tube develops the thermal energy which is transmitted to the body portion to cause the fragmentation thereof. The projectile of the present invention is intended for use in gunnery training and practice conducted within limited size training and practice ranges, where civilian personnel and property may be in proximate location. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Training ammunition, *Fragmentation ammunition, *Fluidics, Nozzles, Air, Kinetic energy, Energy conversion, Heat, Fragmentation, Gunnery trainers, Inventions

Subject Categories : Fluidics and Fluerics
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE