skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Gas powered fluid gun with recoil mitigation

Abstract

A gas powered fluid gun for propelling a stream or slug of a fluid at high velocity toward a target. Recoil mitigation is provided that reduces or eliminates the associated recoil forces, with minimal or no backwash. By launching a quantity of water in the opposite direction, net momentum forces are reduced or eliminated. Examples of recoil mitigation devices include a cone for making a conical fluid sheet, a device forming multiple impinging streams of fluid, a cavitating venturi, one or more spinning vanes, or an annular tangential entry/exit.

Inventors:
;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SNL-A (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1108604
Patent Number(s):
8,579,209
Application Number:
12/948,801
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL-A
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Grubelich, Mark C, and Yonas, Gerold. Gas powered fluid gun with recoil mitigation. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Grubelich, Mark C, & Yonas, Gerold. Gas powered fluid gun with recoil mitigation. United States.
Grubelich, Mark C, and Yonas, Gerold. Tue . "Gas powered fluid gun with recoil mitigation". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1108604.
@article{osti_1108604,
title = {Gas powered fluid gun with recoil mitigation},
author = {Grubelich, Mark C and Yonas, Gerold},
abstractNote = {A gas powered fluid gun for propelling a stream or slug of a fluid at high velocity toward a target. Recoil mitigation is provided that reduces or eliminates the associated recoil forces, with minimal or no backwash. By launching a quantity of water in the opposite direction, net momentum forces are reduced or eliminated. Examples of recoil mitigation devices include a cone for making a conical fluid sheet, a device forming multiple impinging streams of fluid, a cavitating venturi, one or more spinning vanes, or an annular tangential entry/exit.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013},
month = {Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013}
}

Patent:

Save / Share: