Accession Number : ADA317179

Title :   Staged Ram Accelerator Experiments With Unique Projectile Geometries.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 95-Feb 96,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Kruczynski, D. ; Liberatore, F. ; Hewitt, J. ; Tuerk, J.

PDF Url : ADA317179

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : First experiments using multiple propellant stages and unique projectile geometries in the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) ram accelerator are reported. New criteria for comparative analysis of experiments based on both total heat release and heat release rate are introduced and evaluated relative to these experiments. Finally, experimental data indicating that projectile material can influence the desired experiments through burning and heat release are presented.

Descriptors :   *ACCELERATION, *PROJECTILES, *SUPERSONIC COMBUSTION, *HYPERVELOCITY GUNS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, ARMY RESEARCH, RATES, PROPELLANTS, COMBUSTION, GEOMETRIC FORMS, RELEASE, HEAT, SUBSONIC COMBUSTION.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE