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Title: Explosive plane-wave lens

Abstract

An explosive plane-wave air lens which enables a spherical wave form to be converted to a planar wave without the need to specially machine or shape explosive materials is described. A disc-shaped impactor having a greater thickness at its center than around its periphery is used to convert the spherical wave into a plane wave. When the wave reaches the impactor, the center of the impactor moves first because the spherical wave reaches the center of the impactor first. The wave strikes the impactor later in time as one moves radially along the impactor. Because the impactor is thinner as one moves radially outward, the velocity of the impactor is greater at the periphery than at the center. An acceptor explosive is positioned so that the impactor strikes the acceptor simultaneously. Consequently, a plane detonation wave is propagated through the acceptor explosive.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
866516
Patent Number(s):
4729318
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
explosive; plane-wave; lens; air; enables; spherical; wave; form; converted; planar; specially; machine; shape; materials; described; disc-shaped; impactor; thickness; center; periphery; convert; plane; reaches; moves; strikes; time; radially; thinner; outward; velocity; acceptor; positioned; simultaneously; consequently; detonation; propagated; detonation wave; acceptor explosive; plane wave; spherical wave; wave form; explosive material; radially outward; explosive materials; explosive plane-wave; /102/

Citation Formats

Marsh, Stanley P. Explosive plane-wave lens. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Marsh, Stanley P. Explosive plane-wave lens. United States.
Marsh, Stanley P. Fri . "Explosive plane-wave lens". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866516.
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abstractNote = {An explosive plane-wave air lens which enables a spherical wave form to be converted to a planar wave without the need to specially machine or shape explosive materials is described. A disc-shaped impactor having a greater thickness at its center than around its periphery is used to convert the spherical wave into a plane wave. When the wave reaches the impactor, the center of the impactor moves first because the spherical wave reaches the center of the impactor first. The wave strikes the impactor later in time as one moves radially along the impactor. Because the impactor is thinner as one moves radially outward, the velocity of the impactor is greater at the periphery than at the center. An acceptor explosive is positioned so that the impactor strikes the acceptor simultaneously. Consequently, a plane detonation wave is propagated through the acceptor explosive.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {1}
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