Accession Number:

AD0404286

Title:

EXPLOSIVE FORMING OF CLOSURES FOR LARGE SOLID PROPELLANT MOTOR CASES

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly progress rept. no. 4, 17 Jan-17 Apr 1963

Corporate Author:

AEROJET-GENERAL CORP DOWNEY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE