Accession Number : AD0657378

Title :   THE AIR FORCE MATERIALS LABORATORY TERMINAL BALLISTIC RESEARCH FACILITY.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept.,

Corporate Author : DAYTON UNIV OHIO RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Hunt,Harold H. ; Rolsten,Robert F.

Report Date : JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The ballistic research facility described in this report was installed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for the Air Force Materials Laboratory by the Research Institute, University of Dayton. The facility has a capability for launching conventional small arms projectiles and simulated fragments with controlled velocities at targets of materials under investigation. Still cameras with high intensity, short duration (0.5 microsecond), light sources and high speed framing cameras provide photographic coverage of the impact event. Equipment has been provided to apply or simulate external stresses to a sheet or structural target during impact. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BALLISTICS, *RANGES(FACILITIES)), PROJECTILES, VELOCITY, AMMUNITION FRAGMENTS, HIGH SPEED CAMERAS, STRESSES, INTENSITY, SMALL ARMS, IMPACT TESTS, INSTRUMENTATION

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE