Accession Number : AD0637136
Title : ON THE INITIAL CONDITIONS OF THE HYPERVELOCITY IMPACT OF A SPHERICAL PROJECTILE ON A SEMI-INFINITE TARGET.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : WATERVLIET ARSENAL N Y BENET LABS
Personal Author(s) : Dunn,William P.
Report Date : JUL 1966
Pagination or Media Count : 20
Abstract : Based on physical and geometrical considerations, the initial conditions for the problem of a spherical projectile impacting normally on a semi-infinite target are derived. 'Initial conditions', as used here, are implicitly defined as the geometry and 'state' of the projectile and target materials during a time in which uniform compression exists. Results amenable to experimentation are discussed and an example that illustrates a test for the theory is presented. (Author)
Descriptors : (*IMPACT PREDICTION, *HYPERVELOCITY PROJECTILES), SPHERES, TARGETS, IMPACT SHOCK
Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE