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Published November 1961 | Published
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A Novel Device for Bursting Shock-Tube Diaphragms


The new GALCIT 17-in. low-pressure shock tube is equipped with a novel device which was designed to overcome some of the difficulties encountered in attempting to precisely select and control the bursting pressure of very thin diaphragms. This device is a cutter, shown in Figs. 1 and 2, which consists of two blades set at right angles in a cruciform configuration and positioned in the tube on the low-pressure side of the diaphragm.

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© 1961 American Institute of Physics. Received August 21, 1961. The work was supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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