Accession Number:

ADD015640

Title:

Controlled Fragmentation Warhead.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 19 Apr 83, patented 20 Oct 92,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1992-10-20

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

A controlled fragmentation explosive device is disclosed. Fragmentation control is achieved by providing both the inner and outer surfaces of a cylindrical case with intersecting longitudinal and circumferential v grooves having specific depth relationships. The inner and outer grooves are aligned with each other. The outer grooves are filled with a material for improving the acoustic impedance mismatch between the case and the volume within the v groove.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE