Accession Number : ADD015029
Title : Shearing Type Ordnance Venting Device.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 28 Mar 84, patented 30 Jul 91,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Purcell, Nick L ; Schmidt, Joseph A ; O'Malley, John A
Report Date : 30 Jul 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : An ordnance venting system is provided to reduce the danger of explosion in ordnance items exposed to fires and includes an ordnance item having a number of holes in the ordnance casing, each hole covered by a metallic patch having a different differential expansion in relation to the casing to provide shearing forces when subjected to high temperatures, and a means of attaching the patches to the casing over the holes.
Descriptors : EXPANSION, EXPLOSIONS, HIGH TEMPERATURE, HOLES(OPENINGS), METALS, ORDNANCE, VENTING
Subject Categories : Rocket Engines
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE