Accession Number:

ADD014935

Title:

Launching Projectiles with Hydrogen Gas Generated from Titanium-Water Reactions.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 6 Aug 90, patented 30 Apr 91,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

A method of propelling a projectile from a device by applying a high power pulse of electrical current to a thin metal conductor wire causing the wire to explode and disperse hot spots of molten metal throughout a titanium fuelpowder water mixture which reacts to generate hydrogen gas at high pressure in a chamber. The hydrogen gas is used to push the projectile from the device.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE