Accession Number : ADD011394

Title :   Detonation Transfer Evaluation Technique.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Zimmerschied,A B

Report Date : 16 Oct 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : In order to evaluate competing explosive trains at explosive interfaces, at least one penalty barrier is inserted in the gap between a donor explosive component and an acceptor explosive component. Each of the barriers, if more than one, has a first layer and a second layer. The first layer is selected to have a shock impedance greater than the second layer so that a shock pulse is attenuated to a desired degree. Additional barriers can be added to increase the attenuation. A use of this device allows the shock intenties to be varied without varying wave shape or duration and further allows use of established shock equations of states of materials. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Explosive trains, *Barriers, *Test equipment, Test and evaluation, Test methods, Shock waves, Wave propagation, Attenuation, Control, Detonation waves, Impedance

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE