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