Accession Number:

AD0420869

Title:

Shock Initiation through a Barrier

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

The results of a feasibility study of the practicality of initiating a rocket motor through a barrier using high explosives without perforating the barrier are summarized. Results indicated that a variety of explosives and barriers could be made to work in such a system. A system was designed in which the design parameters consisted of PETN which is initiated by shock through a 0.1 inch steel barrier. This was applied to initiation of a rocket motor with success.

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE