Accession Number:

ADD020163

Title:

Apparatus for Utilizing Waste Heat from Weapon Propulsion System to Produce Vapor Explosion

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 22 Jul 2004

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-07-22

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

This patent application discloses an apparatus that uses waste heat generated by a weapon propulsion system to melt and, ultimately, superheat metal. Upon termination of the weapons mission the apparatus explodes, thereby causing molten and superheated metal to be instantly introduced to the liquid medium through which the weapon travels. The reaction of the molten and superheated metal with the liquid medium produces a vapor explosion that significantly enhances the effectiveness and lethality of the weapon. 3 figures

Subject Categories:

  • Torpedoes
  • Explosions
  • Thermodynamics
  • Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE