Accession Number:

ADA605736

Title:

Reactive Material Structures

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 10 Mar 2009-31 Dec 2013

Corporate Author:

DE TECHNOLOGIES INC KING OF PRUSSIA PA

Report Date:

2014-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

348.0

Abstract:

We have developed a Reactive Material Structure RMS, a reactive, blast-enhancing material with sufficient strength and mass density to be suitable as a casing material for a penetrating munition. The material is a composite laminate of braided, woven, and wound wire in a polymeric matrix that is loaded with a combustible metal powder. We progressively improved and scaled up the fabrication process, from small coupon test specimens to structures weighing 10 kilograms. We successfully demonstrated that the RMS can enhance explosive blast by a factor of four or more over a conventional steel casing and can survive penetration into concrete in a representative munition at typical bomb-delivery velocities.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE