Accession Number : ADD015565

Title :   Flexible Sheet Explosive.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 6 Feb 91, patented 22 Sep 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ringbloom, Vernon D ; Savage, Matthew O

Report Date : 22 Sep 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : An explosive device and process of using same is provided to exert a desired force on an object without exposure to the flame heat generated upon detonation of explosive charge sandwiched between protective layers of a protective casing. One of the layers is of a thickness sufficient to absorb substantially all of the explosive released thermal energy but sufficiently thin to transfer the kinetic energy associated with the desired force for cutting and/or deformation of the object.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *SHEET EXPLOSIVES, CUTTING, DEFORMATION, DETONATIONS, ENERGY, EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, FLAMES, HEAT, KINETIC ENERGY, LAYERS, THICKNESS, IMPACT, SHOCK RESISTANCE, THERMAL STABILITY, THERMAL INSULATION, ENERGY TRANSFER

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE