Composite Sheet Stringer Ordnance Section.
Patent, Filed 5 Aug 91, patented 9 Jun 92,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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The conventional monocoque missile ordnance section is replaced by a composite sheet stringer design. The composite sheet stringer design consists of a full-length, filamentary composite outer shell attached to stringers. Bending and axial loads are carried by the stringers while the outer shell will resist shear loads. The forward part of the ordnance section is devoted to the warhead. Here, fragment material would be sandwiched between the stringers, the outer shell, and possibly a filamentary composite inner shell. Fragment options include discrete fragments, plates, or rods. The aft part of the ordnance section would be available for fuzing assemblies. The composite ordnance section is connected to the rest of the missile through end joints rigidly attached to the outer composite shell and stringers.
- Guided Missiles