Accession Number : AD0785700

Title :   Deformation Textures of Shear Spun Shaped Charge Liners,


Personal Author(s) : Witt,Fred

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The shape, volume, and depth of the crater produced by a shaped charge liner is governed by the length and continuity of the jet which strikes the target. Jet behavior, in turn, is strongly influenced by the crystalline properties of the liner materials from which it is formed. Evidence is presented for the existence of preferred slip planes and slip directions in explosively loaded copper specimens. Equipment is described which affords an approach to liner improvement through texture control. This approach recognizes those textural components useful for providing efficient and continuous jets. Quantitative pole figures may be used to describe preferred orientation in deep drawn ammunition components and shaped charge liners.

Descriptors :   *Shaped charges, *Manufacturing, Terminal ballistics, Deformation, Shear stresses, Velocity, Texture, Slip casting, Copper, Grain structures(Metallurgy)

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE