Accession Number : ADA288322

Title :   Scale Model Experiments with Ceramic Laminate Targets.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 25 Mar 92-1 Aug 94,

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s) : Anderson, Charles E., Jr. ; Mullin, Scott A. ; Piekutowski, Andrew J. ; Blaylock, Neil W. ; Poorman, Kevin L.

PDF Url : ADA288322

Report Date : JUN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : Ballistic impact experiments were performed on ceramic laminate targets at three scale sizes, nominally 1/3, 1/6, and 1/12, to quantify the effects of scale on various responses, in particular, the ballistics limit velocity. The experiments were carefully designed and controlled so that the different scale sizes were high fidelity replicas of each other. A variety of responses, such as residual projectile quantities, hole size, and the extent of bulging, were measured. Some of the measured quantities showed little or no dependence on scale size, whereas other quantities, particularly the ballistic limit velocity, were found to vary with scale size. The percentage difference was quantified, and the results extrapolated to estimate full scale response from the subscale tests.

Descriptors :   *LAMINATES, *IMPACT TESTS, *CERAMIC MATERIALS, *PENETRATION, *TERMINAL BALLISTICS, TEST AND EVALUATION, VELOCITY, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), SCALE MODELS, QUANTITY, PROJECTILES, TARGETS, HOLES(OPENINGS), LIMITATIONS, MODEL TESTS, RESIDUALS, RESPONSE, SCALE, ALUMINUM OXIDES.

Subject Categories : Ballistics
      Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE