Accession Number : ADP000002

Title :   Magnesium Projectile Impact Behavior,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s) : Schulz,J. C. ; Heimdahl,O. E. R. ; Finnegan,S.

Report Date : SEP 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Firings of small, hollow magnesium cylinders at normal incidence against simulated concrete targets were conducted. The purpose of these tests was to gather basic data regarding the impact behavior of magnesium which can be used as a starting point in magnesium-case warhead design. Significantly different deformation and failure modes were found for the magnesium projectiles as compared to similar geometry steel projectiles tested previously. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Impact tests, *Magnesium alloys, *Projectiles, *Warheads, *Failure(Mechanics), Deformation, Firing tests(Ordnance), Ballistics, Concrete, Steel, Rare earth alloys, Crack propagation, Structural properties, Penetration, Density, Modulus of elasticity, Poisson ratio, Extrusion, Symposia, Conferencing(Communications), Research management

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Metallurgy and Metallography
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE