Accession Number : ADD013335

Title :   Explosive Separation System for Composite Materials.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 25 Jun 84, patented 17 Mar 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Quick, Wilson M ; Hallmark, Richard G

Report Date : 17 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : An explosive separation system for making a clean cut in composite laminate materials in which a flexible linear shaped charge is maintained in a molded holder of a low-density, energy-absorbing material. The flexible linear shaped charge is molded to ensure correct alignment of the charge and a correct standoff distance from the surface to be cut. The holder has sufficient volume to dissipate reflected explosive forces to reduce secondary damage to the cut edges and to areas adjacent to target area.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *LAMINATES, *CUTTING, EXPLOSIVES, SEPARATION, SHAPED CHARGES, STANDOFF, RANGE(DISTANCE), EXPLOSIONS, HOLDERS, POLYURETHANE RESINS, FOAM

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE