Automated Diaphragm Loading for the LB/TS (Large Blast/Thermal Simulator).
Technical rept. 30 Sep 85-28 Feb 86,
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INC SAN DIEGO CA
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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.
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