Accession Number:

AD0855565

Title:

A Curved Flyer Plate Technique for Impulsive Loading of Rings and a Passive Impulse Gage for Underground Nuclear Tests

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jul 1968-Jan 1969

Corporate Author:

SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA POULTER LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

A technique has been developed for impulsive loading of rings. It consists of spalling a thin, curved flyer plate from the inner surface of a curved buffer plate by the pressure pulse from sheet explosive on an outer surface. The flyer plate travels radially inward a short distance before impacting a test ring. A passive impulse gage has been developed for use in underground nuclear tests. It consists of a piston and restraining spring and incorporates a recording device for separating the piston deflection due to the impulsive load and the deflection due to later arriving extraneous loads.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE