Accession Number : ADD016011
Title : Dynamic Method for Enhancing Effects of Underwater Explosions.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 27 Jun 74, patented 28 Sep 93,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Drimmer, Bernard E
Report Date : 28 Sep 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : An explosive charge for underwater use comprising a shaped charge behind a main charge. The shaped charge is detonated, propelling a jet from the liner of the shaped charge through a tube extending through the main charge. When the jet passes through the water, it creates a cavity behind it. The main charge is detonated after a delay sufficient to allow the explosive energy to enter the cavity before the cavity begins to collapse.
Descriptors : *EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, *SHAPED CHARGES, *UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS, *PATENTS, *TORPEDO WARHEADS, *TORPEDOES, *HIGH EXPLOSIVES, CAVITIES, COLLAPSE, ENERGY, EXPLOSIVES, TUBES, UNDERWATER, WATER, DETONATIONS
Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE