Accession Number : ADD017718

Title :   Method for Improving the Performance of Underwater Explosive Warheads.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 29 Nov 63, patented 19 Sep 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Drimmer, Bernard E

Report Date : 19 Sep 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A solid explosive charge is provided with plural detonators on its outer surface at locations from which divergent shock waves simultaneously emerge for movement inwardly of the explosive body. Such shock waves form an uninterrupted wave front enclosing a progressively decreasing volume of the explosive as it converges toward the center of the charge to correspondingly increase peak implosion pressure within a body of water. (MM)

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, *UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS, *EXPLOSIVE WARHEADS, *DETONATORS, *IMPLOSIONS, PEAK VALUES, SHOCK WAVES, WAVEFRONTS, SOLID PHASES, POLYETHYLENE, DETONATION WAVES

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE