Accession Number : ADD011902

Title :   A Buffer Diverter System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Foster,J C , Jr

Report Date : 25 Jul 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The prevention of sympathetic detonations between donor and acceptor bombs, which are stored lying horizontally lying parallel to each other, is accomplished using a buffer diverter system. One example of a buffer diverter system is a pair of molded concrete bases, each supporting a horizontal bomb and conforming to the shape of its respective bomb up to its horizontal centerline. In the first example, the entire space between the two molded concrete bases and bombs is filled in with a buffer which has sufficient width to attenuate the shock of detonation down pressure levels below a pressure threshold needed to induce an acceptor bomb to sympathetically detonate. In another example of a buffer diverter system, the buffer is replaced with a diverter. The diverter is an I-beam which abuts each bomb at its horizontal centerline and runs the length of the two bombs. The I-beam has the same width as the buffer, but its surface area presented to each bomb is nearly the minimum required to deflect fragments from the silhouette of the acceptor bomb.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *BOMBS, *SYMPATHETIC DETONATIONS, ELECTRON ACCEPTORS, DETONATIONS, PRESSURE, THRESHOLD EFFECTS, SURFACES, HORIZONTAL ORIENTATION, PREVENTION

Subject Categories : Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE