Accession Number : ADA323670

Title :   Behavior of a Yawed Projectile for Thin Plate Penetration.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jun-Dec 96,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN INST FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Satapathy, S. ; Bedford, A. ; Bless, S.

PDF Url : ADA323670

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : A long rod projectile is modeled as a free-free Timoshenko beam. While penetrating an oblique thin plate, the yawed projectile is subjected to a transverse point load traveling at a constant speed. The resulting equations are solved by applying Laplace transformation and numerical inversion. The effects of the slenderness ratio and the cross-section of the projectile on its transient behavior are studied.

Descriptors :   *LOAD DISTRIBUTION, *PROJECTILE TRAJECTORIES, *LAPLACE TRANSFORMATION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SLENDER BODIES, YAW, BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), DEFORMATION, SHEAR MODULUS, PENETRATION, SHEAR STRESSES, AXIAL LOADS, FORCE(MECHANICS), IMPACT LOADS.

Subject Categories : Mechanics
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE