Accession Number : ADD010736

Title :   Detonation Products Catcher.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Gee,G W ; Shumate,D L ; Nieder,J J ; Bump,B E ; Kource,R D

Report Date : 22 Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This application discloses an apparatus for catching a sample of solid high explosive detonation products that get ahead of the shock front during the detonation process. The device is passive. The door of the rectangular box of the device is open to allow the passage of solid products ahead of the skockwave into the box. The door to the box is closed mechanically, by pressure applied to both sides of the bent (angled) door. The shockwave is the source of this pressure. A mechanical latch secures the door on closing. The device is made of steel plate and pipe of sufficient thickness to withstand explosive shock.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Explosion effects, *Traps, Mechanical components, Solids, Shock waves, Passive systems, Boxes, Doors, Latches, Closures, Detonations, Combustion products, High explosives

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE