Launching Projectiles with Hydrogen Gas Generated from Aluminum Fuel Powder/Water Reactions.
Patent,Filed 6 Aug 90, patented 1 Oct 91,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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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 an aluminum fuel powderwater 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. Author
- Ammunition and Explosives