Explosive Separation System for Composite Materials.
Patent, Filed 25 Jun 84, patented 17 Mar 87,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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An explosive separation system for making a clean cut in composite laminate materials in which a flexible linear shaped charge is maintained in a molded holder of a low-density, energy-absorbing material. The flexible linear shaped charge is molded to ensure correct alignment of the charge and a correct standoff distance from the surface to be cut. The holder has sufficient volume to dissipate reflected explosive forces to reduce secondary damage to the cut edges and to areas adjacent to target area.
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems