Accession Number : AD0766723

Title :   Computer-Aided X-Ray Analysis of Shaped Charge Liners.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s) : Witt,Fred , Jr

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The armor penetrating ability of a shaped charge jet is considered to depend critically upon the symmetry of the metallurgical properties of the liner from which the jet is formed. Detailed knowledge of the orientational relationships of the liner's metal grains provides a basis for predicting its metallurgical response to the shock wave produced by the explosive charge surrounding it. A description is given of in-house developed x-ray equipment which rapidly measures and automatically plots texture maps (i.e., pole figures) describing the density of grains in the liner, per unit orientation, for 5100 orientations with respect ot the axis of the incident shock wave. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARMOR PIERCING AMMUNITION, *SHAPED CHARGES), (*X RAY DIFFRACTION, CAVITY LINERS), (*CAVITY LINERS, PENETRATION), MICROSTRUCTURE, ANISOTROPY, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, MANUFACTURING, METAL SPINNING, TERMINAL BALLISTICS, CRATERING

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE