Accession Number : ADA111994

Title :   An Analysis of Craters Produced by Artillery Munitions during Dusty Infrared Test Series.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND WSMR NM ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Kennedy,Bruce W

PDF Url : ADA111994

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : Dusty Infrared Tests (DIRT) I, II, and III provided important data on the craters produced by artillery munitions and other explosives. This paper compares the crater dimensions produced in various soils by static detonations and by live firings. A battlefield standard, the 155-millimeter high explosive projectile, is suggested as a comparison base. The paper contains recommendations for future tests to help compute more accurate munition equivalences. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Craters, Sizes(Dimensions), Artillery ammunition, High explosive ammunition, Soils, Dust, Battlefields, Weapons effects, Cratering, Static tests, Firing tests(Ordnance), Sand, Silt, Clay

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE