Accession Number : ADD015241

Title :   Burst Diaphragm Sequence Valve.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 24 Jan 91, patented 12 Nov 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wisneskie, Bradley D ; Hyman, Sheldon ; Hallum, Charles E

Report Date : 12 Nov 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A burst diaphragm sequence valve which effectively combines the structure of a burst diaphragm with that of an ordinary swing check valve, the pivot of the ordinary swing check valve being replaced by an integral flexural hinge. The sequence valve provides a way to sequentially burn solid propellant hot gas generators which exit into a common gas manifold, thereby enabling gas-powered devices to operate for a longer time than the duration of one gas generator burn.

Descriptors :   *VALVES, *GAS GENERATING SYSTEMS, *DIAPHRAGMS(MECHANICS), *HERMETIC SEALS, *PATENTS, CHECK VALVES, EXITS, GENERATORS, HINGES, INTEGRALS, PIVOTS, PROPELLANTS, RUPTURE, SEQUENCES, SOLID PROPELLANTS, SOLIDS, STRUCTURES, TIME, MANIFOLDS(ENGINES)

Subject Categories : Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE