Accession Number : AD0431786


Title :   THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE DETONATOR, DELAY, WOX-60A,


Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD


Personal Author(s) : Menichelli,Vincent J ; Scott,Calvin L


Report Date : Nov 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : A stab-initiated, hermetically sealed, nominal 3.5 second delay detonator has been developed for use in an underwater sound signal. The detonator is 0.806 inch maximum long, 0.300 inch maximum in diameter. It has passed all standard Navy rough handling and environmental tests except the Temperature, Humidity Cycling Test (Mil Std 304) and the Vacuum, Steam, Pressure Test (Mil Std 305). Failure in these tests occurred because of stress cracks in the end seals. Measures have been taken to correct this problem. (Author)


Descriptors :   *DELAY ELEMENTS(EXPLOSIVE) , DETONATORS , DEPTH CHARGES , HANDLING , ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS , TEMPERATURE , HUMIDITY , VACUUM , STEAM , PRESSURE , STRESSES , FRACTURE(MECHANICS) , SEALS(STOPPERS) , SAFETY EQUIPMENT , ARMING DEVICES , EXPLOSIVES INITIATORS , EXPERIMENTAL DATA , MICROSTRUCTURE , DEPTH CHARGE COMPONENTS , UNDERWATER ORDNANCE , FAILURE(MECHANICS) , UNDERWATER SOUND SIGNALS


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