Accession Number : AD0771421

Title :   The Punch Charge.

Descriptive Note : Technical publication,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Pearson,John

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The punch charge is a novel metal-explosive configuration used to produce relatively large-diameter holes through steel target plates. The report treats several design configurations and describes the corresponding target response patterns in steel plates for a thickness range of 3/4 to 2 inches based on macrostructural studies and high-speed photographic analysis. Design parameters such as case thickness and explosive geometry are discussed relative to target hole size, mass of target metal removed, and target plug velocities. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Explosive charges, *Penetration, Propelling charges, Perforation, Metal plates, Cratering, Test methods

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE