Accession Number : ADA296435

Title :   Scale Model Penetration Experiments: Finite Thickness Steel Targets.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX

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

PDF Url : ADA296435

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : A kinetic energy penetration scaling study has been performed with L/D 20 projectiles into homogeneous RHA-like targets at two impact velocities: 1.5 kmls and 2.2 km/s. The experiments were performed at three scales: nominally 1/3, 1/6, and 1/12. The report documents the similitude analysis, discusses issues in scaling using replica models, and the experiments. The report concludes with a discussion of a possible cause of the observed distortions in perfect scaling.

Descriptors :   *IMPACT, *TERMINAL BALLISTICS, *KINETIC ENERGY PROJECTILES, VELOCITY, DENSITY, THICKNESS, YAW, SCALE MODELS, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, STRAIN(MECHANICS), TARGETS, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), IMPACT STRENGTH, PENETRATION, SPECIFIC HEAT, SABOT PROJECTILES, CURVE FITTING.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE