Near-Contact Explosive Forming

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I. Berman

Technical Directorate, Foster Wheeler Development Corporation, Livingston, N.J. 07039

J. W. Schroeder

Foster Wheeler Development Corporation, Livingston, N.J. 07039

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 103(4), 366-372 (Nov 01, 1981) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3263415 History: Received June 04, 1981; Online November 05, 2009


The method of near-contact explosive forming with controlled media is defined and described. Economical examples of the shaping of flat or curved plates with four flat edges, expansion of tubes into tubesheets or outer tubes, and expansion of plugs into tubes are given.

Copyright © 1981 by ASME
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