Accession Number : ADD015644

Title :   Detonation Through Solid-State Explosive Fiber Bundle.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 2 Oct 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Guirguis, Raafat H ; Kim, Kibong

Report Date : 02 Oct 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : An explosive round is formed by a bundle of fibers made of explosive material held in peripheral contact with each other within an outer casing. Axially extending channel passages thereby extend between the fibers to conduct shock waves periodically impacting explosive blockage plugs in order to generate auxiliary detonation waves in forward and reverse directions. The auxiliary waves propagated in the reverse direction collide with the original detonation wave in the fibers between the blockage plugs at the locations of axial gaps between the fiber segments so as to reduce peak pressure oscillation.

Descriptors :   *DETONATION WAVES, *FIBERS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, AUXILIARY, BUNDLES, CHANNELS, DETONATIONS, EXPLOSIVES, MATERIALS, OSCILLATION, PLUGS, PRESSURE, SHOCK WAVES

Subject Categories : Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE