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Title: Apparatus for reducing shock and overpressure

Abstract

An apparatus for reducing shock and overpressure is particularly useful in connection with the sequential detonation of a series of nuclear explosives under ground. A coupling and decoupling arrangement between adjacent nuclear explosives in the tubing string utilized to emplace the explosives is able to support lower elements on the string but yields in a manner which absorbs energy when subjected to the shock wave produced upon detonation of one of the explosives. Overpressure is accomodated by an arrangement in the string which provides an additional space into which the pressurized material can expand at a predetermined overpressure. (10 claims)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6635090
Assignee:
US Atomic Energy Comm.
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 17 Sep 1973
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; EXPLOSIVE STIMULATION; IMPACT SHOCK; PRESSURE CONTROL; NATURAL GAS WELLS; COUPLINGS; DESIGN; ENGINEERING; EQUIPMENT; NATURAL GAS; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; SHOCK ABSORBERS; UNDERGROUND; CONTROL; ENERGY SOURCES; EXPLOSIONS; FLUIDS; FOSSIL FUELS; FUEL GAS; FUELS; GAS FUELS; GASES; LEVELS; STIMULATION; WELL STIMULATION; WELLS; 030900* - Natural Gas- Artificial Stimulation, Plowshare- (-1989); 450201 - Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense- Nuclear Explosions & Explosives- Containment

Citation Formats

Walter, C E. Apparatus for reducing shock and overpressure. United States: N. p., 1975. Web.
Walter, C E. Apparatus for reducing shock and overpressure. United States.
Walter, C E. Tue . "Apparatus for reducing shock and overpressure". United States.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus for reducing shock and overpressure is particularly useful in connection with the sequential detonation of a series of nuclear explosives under ground. A coupling and decoupling arrangement between adjacent nuclear explosives in the tubing string utilized to emplace the explosives is able to support lower elements on the string but yields in a manner which absorbs energy when subjected to the shock wave produced upon detonation of one of the explosives. Overpressure is accomodated by an arrangement in the string which provides an additional space into which the pressurized material can expand at a predetermined overpressure. (10 claims)},
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