Accession Number:

AD0767626

Title:

A Design for a Hydrostatic Pressure Chamber for Calibrating Piezoelectric Pressure Transducers

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

EXPLOSIVES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT WALTHAM ABBEY (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The measurement of the intensity and duration of underwater shock waves uses piezoelectric transducers permanently sealed to one end of a coaxial cable. A hydrostatic pressure chamber with a fast pressure release for the calibration of these transducers is described. The chamber has been designed to operate at pressures up to 10.4 MNsq m. Pressure is obtained from a built in manual hydraulic screw pump and the pressure is released by a specially designed quick acting valve.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE