munroe effect

munroe effect
\\mənˈrō-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized M
Etymology: after Charles E. Munroe died 1938 American chemist and inventor
: the greatly increased penetration of an explosive into a surface (as of metal or concrete) that is caused by shaping a conical or hemispherical hollow in the forward end of an explosive cartridge

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Mil.
the reinforcement of shock waves in the concave, hollow end of a shaped charge, producing a greater resultant wave and concentrating the explosion along the axis of the charge.
[named after C. E. MUNROE]

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