Accession Number:

ADA193372

Title:

Automated Diaphragm Loading for the LB/TS (Large Blast/Thermal Simulator).

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 30 Sep 85-28 Feb 86,

Corporate Author:

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INC SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1986-02-28

Pagination or Media Count:

116.0

Abstract:

This study describes a design investigation of a cartridge loading diaphragm system for the LBTS. A diaphragm geometry was evaluated a number of materials were investigated for use in the diaphragms and cartridge system. Cooling and heating analyses were conducted. A mechanical diaphragm opener was investigated. Manufacturing techniques and costs were investigated. Structural analyses were conducted. Keywords Explosive forging, Driver, Shock wave, Fast acting valve, Diaphragm, Cartridge, Shock tube, Rupture.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE