Accession Number : AD0600668

Title :   REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF HIGH VELOCITY IMPACT DATA,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Bruce,E. P.

Report Date : 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : A thorough review was made of existing experimental data applicable to the impact of high velocity projectiles with semi-infinite metal targets. Empirical equations relating depth of penetration and crater volume to properties of the projectile and target were derived based upon the assumptions that: (1) projectile shape does not affect crater shape for projectiles which range from spheres to cylinders up to one caliber in length, and (2) craters are hemispherical. Both of these assumptions are supported by the available data. Additional data and/or a rigorous theoretical treatment of the problem are required to evaluate the utility of the equations at higher impact velocities. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYPERVELOCITY PROJECTILES, IMPACT SHOCK), (*TARGETS, METALS), PENETRATION, CRATERING, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, LEAD(METAL), COPPER, STEEL, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, TIN, CADMIUM, ZINC, PROJECTILES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE