Accession Number : ADD014432

Title :   Planar Shock Wave Generator and Enhancer Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 1 May 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Betts, Robert E ; Thorn, Lawrence B ; Meagher, William F

Report Date : 01 May 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : An explosive planar shock wave generator produces a planar wave that travels down a shape charge cone to give amplified force on the jet. In all embodiments radial waves are converted to planar waves which react with an explosive shape charge. A planar were shaper is comprised of a conically shaped planar charge having a predetermined diameter at the base and slant heights terminating at an apex. A cylindrically shaped fast detonating charge which is positioned above the cone shaped planar charge is detonated by a detonator positioned on the surface of the cylindrically shaped fast detonating charge. A slower cone shaped detonating shape charge intersecting along the base of the conically shaped planar charge receive the planar shock wave as transformed by the conically shaped planar charge. An additional explosive charge which has intersecting surfaces with the faster cylindrically shaped detonating charge and the slower cone shaped detonating shape charge functions to direct the resultant shock wave inward at a perpendicular angle to the cone angles of the slower cone shaped detonating shape charge. Patent applications.

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *PLANAR STRUCTURES, *SHOCK WAVES, AMPLIFICATION, ANGLES, CONICAL BODIES, CONVERSION, DETONATORS, GENERATORS, PLANE WAVES, RIGHT ANGLES, SHAPE, SHAPED CHARGES, TRAVEL, WAVES

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE