Accession Number : AD0724301

Title :   On the Stability of Wing Shaped Warhead Fragements.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS LAB DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s) : Dirling,R. B. , Jr

Report Date : FEB 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Folded fragments can be made aerodynamically stable at high velocity by controlling only the fold-back dimension. Stability upon entry into a denser medium is strongly dependent upon aspect ratio. These results have significance in warhead design. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROJECTILE TRAJECTORIES, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS), (*WARHEADS, FRAGMENTATION), ANGLE OF ATTACK, DRAG, LIFT, TERMINAL BALLISTICS, FLAT PLATE MODELS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, STABILITY

Subject Categories : Ballistics
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE