Accession Number : ADA332778

Title :   An Experiment, Analysis, and Model of Ballistic Shock.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 95-Jul 97,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Klopcic, J. T. ; Robinson, Walton T. ; Petty, Donald W. ; Sivack, Michael R.

PDF Url : ADA332778

Report Date : NOV 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 158

Abstract : This study deals with the propagation of the leading, high-frequency edge of the shock wave emanating from an impact point on an armored vehicle, specifically, in an experiment on an M113 armored personnel carrier subjected to explosive charges. The amplitude of the transverse wave can be well fit by a semiempirical equation, which accounts for both longitudinal and transverse waves, exponential decrease with distance, mixing of waves at edges, and amplification at points near edges. Comparison of wave speeds with published data confirms the roles of longitudinal and transverse disturbances.

Descriptors :   *SHOCK WAVES, *LEADING EDGES, *ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIERS, VELOCITY, HIGH FREQUENCY, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, COMPARISON, EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, ATMOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, EQUATIONS, BALLISTICS, IMPACT POINT.

Subject Categories : Combat Vehicles
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE