EXPLOSIVE FORMING OF CLOSURES FOR LARGE SOLID PROPELLANT MOTOR CASES
Quarterly progress rept. no. 4, 17 Jan-17 Apr 1963
AEROJET-GENERAL CORP DOWNEY CA
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The contour of an explosively formed closure is affected by the charge configuration. Design of the charge shape to give optimum reproducible closure contour would eliminate many problems in the fabrication of large size rocket closures. The initial results of closure contours as affected by variations in explosive configuration are presented in this report. Formability of 18 nickel maraging steel and the weldability of this material by explosive pressures are also briefly described herein.
- Solid Propellant Rocket Engines