Accession Number : ADA116940

Title :   BLEST Impulse Time-of-Flight Sphere.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO ENGINEERING RESEARCH INST ALBUQUERQUE

Personal Author(s) : Gay,H

PDF Url : ADA116940

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : A time-of-flight sphere was designed, fabricated, and tested to be used to measure impulse delivered by a Berm-Loaded Explosive Simulation Test (BLEST). The timer inside the thin-wall ball was tested for survival by performing drop tests and explosively propelled tests. The takeoff velocity determined from time of flight correlated very closely with the velocity determined by high-speed cameras and photopoles. (Author)

Descriptors :   *High explosives, *Specific impulse, Drop tests, Spheres, Time intervals, Velocity, Drag

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE