Accession Number : AD0146913

Title :   TERMINAL BALLISTICS STUDIES

Descriptive Note : Technical memo. No. 20

Corporate Author : CASE INST OF TECH CLEVELAND OH

Personal Author(s) : DENINGTON, ROBERT J

PDF Url : AD0146913

Report Date : Feb 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : This report is concerned with five series of terminal ballistics tests conducted with spheres, cylindrical missiles, and scale models. Generally, the tests were aimed at determining how the ricochet and penetration characteristics of a missile are affected by such factors as the impact velocity, impact angle, soil type, and physical and geometrical properties of the missile. The results obtained and reported herein have aided immeasurably in the larger Project Doan Brook objective of designing and developing ar aerial land-mine case that will penetrate the earth and remain buried after being dropped from an aircraft at a low impact angle.

Descriptors :   *AERIAL MINES, *PENETRATION, *SOILS, *TERMINAL BALLISTICS, CONFIGURATIONS, LAND MINES, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, MINE CASES, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE