Accession Number : ADA330157

Title :   The Effect of Nose Shape on Depleted Uranium (DU) Long-Rod Penetrators

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 90-May 97

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Leonard, Wendy

PDF Url : ADA330157

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : The ballistic performance of model scale U-3/4%Ti long-rod penetrators with three different nose-shape designs (blunt nose, conical nose, and frustum cone) were evaluated. The target matrix included semi-infinite rolled homogeneous armor (RHA) and two finite RHA targets, one at normal incidence and one at high obliquity, but with the same line-of-sight thickness. The results reflected the same trends as observed for a previous tungsten alloy penetrator study, demonstrating that the nose-shape effects are independent of penetrator material.

Descriptors :   *ARMOR, *PENETRATION, *DEPLETED URANIUM, *TUNGSTEN ALLOYS, LINE OF SIGHT, THICKNESS, MATERIALS, TARGETS, TERMINAL BALLISTICS, AMMUNITION, KINETIC ENERGY PROJECTILES, CONICAL BODIES, TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), BLUNT BODIES, HOMOGENEITY.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE