Accession Number : AD0839153

Title :   EXPLORATORY STUDIES WITH LARGE-GRAINED MATERIALS IN TERMINAL BALLISTIC RESEARCH

Descriptive Note : Research rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s) : Marshall, G D

PDF Url : AD0839153

Report Date : Aug 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A technique for the preparation of polycrystalline forms of copper with grain sizes in excess of 25 mm makes it feasible to prepare targets for ballistic test in which the deformation of the perforation processes occurs within a few crystal grains or even within a single grain. A description of the process of target preparation is presented, some crystallographic aspects of penetration studies are discussed, and data from tests in which missiles impacted against targets at velocities from 0.6 to 3.6 km/sec are presented.

Descriptors :   *COPPER, *TERMINAL BALLISTICS, ANNEALING, COLD WORKING, CRATERING, CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, GRAIN STRUCTURES(METALLURGY), PENETRATION, TARGETS

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE