Accession Number : ADA300050

Title :   The Terminal Ballistic Performance of Microstructural Oriented Tungsten Heavy Alloy Penetrators.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct-Nov 91,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Leonard, Wendy ; Magness, Lee

PDF Url : ADA300050

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : A study was conducted to investigate the influence of microstructural orientation on tungsten heavy alloy penetrator performance. The penetration performance of model-scale penetrators with a heavily worked microstructure oriented parallel, perpendicular, and at 30 deg, 45 deg, and 60 deg with respect to the penetrator axis were compared in ballistic tests. Residual penetrators were recovered, and the deformation of each microstructural orientation was examined.

Descriptors :   *MICROSTRUCTURE, *ALLOYS, *PENETRATION, *TERMINAL BALLISTICS, *TUNGSTEN, *HEAVY METALS, SCALE MODELS, DEFORMATION, ORIENTATION(DIRECTION), TEST METHODS, RESIDUALS, BALLISTICS.

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE