Accession Number : ADA118401

Title :   Visco-Elastic Behavior of Incendiary Compositions Under Ballistic Loading,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND DOVER NJ FIRE CONTROL AND SMALL CALIBER WEAPON SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Squire,Walter H ; Garnett,Lamont W

PDF Url : ADA118401

Report Date : 18 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The defeat of both personnel and materiel type targets on the modern battlefield is accomplished in the most cost effective means through the terminal effects of blast, fire, and fragmentation. These terminal effects are quite easily realized through the functioning of a high explosive projectile. While the terminal effects of gun-launched, high explosive projectiles is a well-accepted fact, munition designers must incorporate independent safing, arming, and functioning mechanisms into the munition. In general, gun-launched, high explosive projectiles are required to be safe from accidental or premature initiation during transportation and handling and while being fed into the weapon. However, once the projectile has been launched and directed toward the target, an arming mechanism is required to render -- on a reliable and predictable basis -- the projectile in a state for functioning given its interaction with the target. Lastly, when the high explosive does engage the target, a functioning mechanism must be provided to initiate the explosive charge in a high order detonation. Traditionally, these performance requirements for independent safing, arming, and functioning are accomplished through a conventional mechanical or electrical fuze.

Descriptors :   *Projectiles, *High explosive ammunition, *Safing and arming(Ordnance), *Interior ballistics, Viscoelasticity, Incendiary ammunition, Displacement, Cavitation, Mathematical models

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE