Research and Development of a Controlled Cavitation Erosion (CONCAVER) (trademark) Demilling System for Demilling Explosive Warheads.
DAEDALEAN ASSOCIATES INC WOODBINE MD
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During the normal development cycle of an explosive weapon system, a method for the eventual removal of the explosive from the warhead must be developed. Then, when a particular weapon has become obsolete, the warheads are returned to an explosive ordnance station and the explosive is removed by demilling. This demilling can be accomplished either by blasting with a water jet or actual mechanical milling on a milling machine. The first method is brute force in nature and has many limitations the second method is dangerous in that heat can be generated by the tool thereby raising the chance of an explosion. What is needed is a system that can quickly and safely remove explosive material from warheads. Author
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