Accession Number : AD0704898

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

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : DAYTON UNIV OHIO RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Bertke,Robert S.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The ballistic research facility described in this report was constructed by the University of Dayton Research Institute for the Air Force Materials Laboratory. The facility is capable of launching conventional small arms projectiles and simulated fragments with controlled velocities at targets of materials under investigation. Conventional projectiles up to and including 20-mm projectiles may be launched at maximum service velocities. Simulated fragments with principal dimensions up to 1/2 inches may be launched at velocities from below 1,000 feet per second to above 6,000 feet per second. Peak velocities of near 10,000 feet per second may be achieved with small fragment simulators. The basic range instrumentation is designed to monitor the velocity of launched projectiles. Sandwich-type contact switches constructed of aluminum foil and mylar are used to trigger the velocity chronographs and x-ray equipment. Still cameras and a high speed framing or streak camera may be used to provide photographic coverage of the projectile in flight and the impact event. A mechanical device is used to apply or simulate external stresses to structural targets during impact and determine the residual strength after impact. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TERMINAL BALLISTICS, RANGES(FACILITIES)), TEST FACILITIES, PROJECTILES, IMPACT, IMPACT TESTS, AMMUNITION FRAGMENTS, HIGH SPEED PHOTOGRAPHY, STRESSES, INSTRUMENTATION

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE