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