Accession Number : AD0674592

Title :   MOMENTUM DISTRIBUTION IN THE DEBRIS CLOUD PRODUCED BY HYPERVELOCITY PERFORATION OF THIN PLATES.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Cunningham,John H.

Report Date : JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 99

Abstract : An experimental investigation of the momentum distribution within the debris cloud produced by the impact of 3.17 mm spheres on 0.79 mm thick plates was conducted. Two independent experiments with projectile velocities ranging from 6.65 km/sec to 7.25 km/sec were completed in an attempt to determine momentum distribution. Small metal plates were impacted by the cloud for measurement of the incident momentum. A ballistic pendulum was used in an attempt to capture small segments of the debris cloud and to measure the momentum distribution in the cloud itself. The momentum intensity, as a function of distance from the center of the debris cloud, was determined in each experiment and the results were compared and evaluated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYPERVELOCITY PROJECTILES, *TERMINAL BALLISTICS), PENETRATION, FLAT PLATE MODELS, IMPACT, CLOUDS, DISTRIBUTION, TEST EQUIPMENT, TEST METHODS, SPHERES, DEBRIS, MOMENTUM, INSTRUMENTATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, X RAYS, METEORITES, SIMULATION, THESES

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE