Accession Number : AD0817024

Title :   A REVISED METHOD OF COMPUTING THE OVERPRESSURE ISOBARS IN THE BLAST FIELD OF ARTILLERY.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND IL WEAPONS OPERATIONS RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Schlenker, George ; Olson, Stuart

Report Date : JUL 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Recognizing the need for a simpler and more exact computational procedure for locating the peak static overpressure isobars in the blast field of artillery, the authors have prepared a computer program written in FORTRAN, to accomplish this. The program requires interior ballistic data, cannon dimensions, and muzzle brake data. Polar coordinates (with the center of muzzle at zero degree quadrant elevation as a pole) are printed for each of nine isobars. The 105mm XM103 cannon is taken as an example. Computed isobars are compared with experimental values under a variety of conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS), (*GUNS, BLAST), (*BLAST, INTERIOR BALLISTICS, GUN BARREL ATTACHMENTS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Explosions
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE