Accession Number : AD0810466

Title :   ARTILLERY PROJECTILE SHOCK (FEASIBILITY STUDY OF HARDWIRE AND MECHANICAL GAGE RECORDING).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : DeVost, Valmore F. ; Vagnoni, Luigi A. ; Hughes, Peter S.

Report Date : 04 JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : Results of continuous setback shock and pressure measurements made in a shortened 5 in/54 gun are presented, and the test apparatus, hardwire instrumentation and data analysis equipment are described. Single and multiple copper-ball accelerometer measurements of setback and other shocks in several 5 in/54 guns are discussed, and two artillery projectile copper-ball accelerometers are described. Response spectra computed and extrapolated from the recorded shock transients show the effect of setback shock on simple structures and assess the validity of the copper-ball accelerometer measurements. Both recording systems yielded useful information on the overall characteristics of artillery projectile shock. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUNS, SHOCK WAVES), (*PROJECTILES, SHOCK WAVES), FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), FREQUENCY, ACCELERATION, FUZES(ORDNANCE), ACCELEROMETERS.

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE