Voitenko Compressor Query.


by Misericorde
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Misericorde
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May17-11, 01:45 PM
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Hello, this is my first post, and it's not for any kind of homework, but rather for a work of fiction. From what I understand the Voitenko Compressor is a shaped charge which rapidly deforms a metal plate to accelerate the test gas.

From reading a bit, it seems that this lead to a self-destroying shock tube for super-compression work http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voitenko_compressor .

Is it beyond imagining (i.e. sci-fi) that you could have a missile which uses this, and is loaded with a "warhead" of non-compressible liquid to punch through armor, a bit like an EFP?

Please let me know if there is already a far better way to do this, such as other HEAT mechanisms, or if this kind of device would almost certainly always require laboratory conditions. Remember, there is some latitude for the sake of fiction, but if there is a better way to reach these energies in a disposable package, and this is stretching credulity please let me know.
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May17-11, 04:03 PM
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A shape charge.

It is a explosive with a cone of metal that focuses the blast to punch through armour.

See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaped_charge
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May17-11, 06:23 PM
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Quote Quote by JaredJames View Post
A shape charge.

It is a explosive with a cone of metal that focuses the blast to punch through armour.

See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaped_charge
I'm familiar with these, and in fact I think any shock-tube is predicated on a kind of shaped charge. What makes these versions unique is the amount of energy released as a subset of shaped charges. In the end, you think I should ignore specific subsets in favor of the larger family of shaped charges with various kinds of EFPs?


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