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Warhead case and method for making same

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A case for a warhead having a plurality of elongated wires which are braided or woven together to form a mesh which is formed into the shape corresponding to the warhead case. The mesh is impregnated with a polymer matrix which, upon curing, forms a rigid warhead case. At least some of the elongated wires include notches at selected locations which form fracture points which shape a blast from a subsequent explosion of the warhead.

Inventors: 
Piehler, Thuvan N.; Banton, Rohan J.; Meyer, Christopher S.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Machines and Processing
FIle Date: 
2013-06-14
Grant Date: 
2015-05-26
Grant time: 
711 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
13
Claim count percentile rank: 
3
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY