Accession Number : ADP005325

Title :   Design of a Closed Test Facility for Terminal Ballistics,

Corporate Author : PRINS MAURITS LABORATORIUM TNO RIJSWIJK (NETHERLANDS)

Personal Author(s) : Harmanny,A. ; Karthaus,W. ; Opschoor,G.

Report Date : AUG 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : For the furtherance of the research at the Prins Maurits Laboratory-TNO on both internal and terminal ballistics a fully closed test facility has been designed. On the basis of various requirements it is shown that the optimal shape for the test facility is a thick-walled cylinder of reinforced concrete. However, for practical reasons, an octagonal cross-section has been selected for the final design of the test facility. The design study was supported by the results of experiments with a scaled model to estimate the internal loading on the walls of the target room. Further finite-element calculations have been carried out to determine the dynamic response of the structure.

Descriptors :   *BLAST RESISTANT SHELTERS, *TEST FACILITIES, FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), INTERIOR BALLISTICS, TERMINAL BALLISTICS, REQUIREMENTS, SHAPE, REINFORCED CONCRETE, WALLS, THICKNESS, BLAST LOADS, SCALE MODELS, SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE