Accession Number : AD0903704

Title :   Premature Simulator for Projectile Explosives.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. no. 2, 1 Jan-30 Jun 72,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : DeVost, Valmore F.

Report Date : 27 JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The design of a prototype of the Impact Premature Simulator is described, and the results of development and calibration tests conducted using the simulator are presented. Also presented are new methods of measuring pressure applied to and produced in explosive charges. Concepts for a premature simulator having a capability for testing charges of two pounds to six kbar are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, IMPACT TESTS), (*HIGH EXPLOSIVE AMMUNITION, FAILURE), (*SIMULATORS, NAVAL GUNNERY), SIMULATION, TEST EQUIPMENT, CALIBRATION, MODEL TESTS, PROJECTILES, EXPLOSIVE TRAINS, SENSITIVITY, SHOCK RESISTANCE, DROP TESTS, IMPACT SHOCK, PROJECTILE FUZES, DECELERATION, ACCELERATION, SHOCK WAVES, INSTRUMENTATION, PRESSURE, TEST FACILITIES, PRESSURE GAGES, DEFORMATION, STRESSES, FRAGMENTATION, EXPLOSION EFFECTS.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE