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Title: Fluid blade disablement tool

Abstract

A fluid blade disablement (FBD) tool that forms both a focused fluid projectile that resembles a blade, which can provide precision penetration of a barrier wall, and a broad fluid projectile that functions substantially like a hammer, which can produce general disruption of structures behind the barrier wall. Embodiments of the FBD tool comprise a container capable of holding fluid, an explosive assembly which is positioned within the container and which comprises an explosive holder and explosive, and a means for detonating. The container has a concavity on the side adjacent to the exposed surface of the explosive. The position of the concavity relative to the explosive and its construction of materials with thicknesses that facilitate inversion and/or rupture of the concavity wall enable the formation of a sharp and coherent blade of fluid advancing ahead of the detonation gases.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
  2. Rio Rancho, NM
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1035049
Patent Number(s):
8,091,479
Application Number:
12/486,888
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Jakaboski, Juan-Carlos, Hughs, Chance G, and Todd, Steven N. Fluid blade disablement tool. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Jakaboski, Juan-Carlos, Hughs, Chance G, & Todd, Steven N. Fluid blade disablement tool. United States.
Jakaboski, Juan-Carlos, Hughs, Chance G, and Todd, Steven N. Tue . "Fluid blade disablement tool". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1035049.
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abstractNote = {A fluid blade disablement (FBD) tool that forms both a focused fluid projectile that resembles a blade, which can provide precision penetration of a barrier wall, and a broad fluid projectile that functions substantially like a hammer, which can produce general disruption of structures behind the barrier wall. Embodiments of the FBD tool comprise a container capable of holding fluid, an explosive assembly which is positioned within the container and which comprises an explosive holder and explosive, and a means for detonating. The container has a concavity on the side adjacent to the exposed surface of the explosive. The position of the concavity relative to the explosive and its construction of materials with thicknesses that facilitate inversion and/or rupture of the concavity wall enable the formation of a sharp and coherent blade of fluid advancing ahead of the detonation gases.},
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year = {2012},
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