Accession Number : AD0785607

Title :   Hypervelocity Impact Shock-Induced Damage to Steel Armor,

Corporate Author : ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Bond,John W. , Jr

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A research program has been conducted to design hypervelocity projectiles that maximize back-face spallation in steel armor. The primary target for the experimental program has been steel armor 2 to 5 cm thick. After impact, the target specimens were dissected through the crater center, polished, etched, and examined metallurgically. Experimental results are summarized, and the 130-kbar phase change and spall phenomena are discussed.

Descriptors :   *HYPERVELOCITY PROJECTILES, *ARMOR, *TERMINAL BALLISTICS, SPALLATION, STEEL, MARTENSITE, FRAGMENTATION, DAMAGE, CRATERING, SHEAR STRESSES, IMPACT

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE