Accession Number : AD0001531


Title :   Transactions of Symposium on Shaped Charges Held at the Ballistic Research Laboratories, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland on November 13-16 1951


Descriptive Note : Research rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD


Personal Author(s) : McLaughlin, Jr, Samuel C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/001531.pdf


Report Date : 30 Sep 1951


Pagination or Media Count : 406


Abstract : Contents: Remarks on some fundamental features of detonation; Theory of lined hollow charges; Multiple fragment impact effects in shaped charge penetration; Initial study of the effects of annealing on the penetration performance of copper shaped charge liners; Generalizations concerning the motion of a thin shaped charge liner with an arbitrary initial contour; Sources of dispersion in shaped charge performance; Performance of peripherally initiated shaped charges; The performance of precision-made conical liners; Low voltage flash radiography; Flash radiographic study of jets from unrotated 105 mm shaped charges; Flash radiographic study of jets from rotated 105 mm shaped charges; Expendable flash X-ray tube; The Kerr cell camera and its applications; The pin technique for velocity measurements; High speed photography with an image converter tube; High speed high resolution streak photography; Experiments on detonation phenomena; Comparative effectiveness of armor-defeating ammunition; Review of the present position of hollow charge and squash head research and development in United Kingdom; Heller warhead development; Current program on heat and HEP artillery projectiles; Development of shoulder fired shaped charge rocket heads; The present performance and problems of the 105 mm BAT rifle; Design variables affecting the performance of the BAT heat round; Application of theory to design; Foreign developments in shaped charges; RNR report on 120 mm spin stabilized projectile with non-rotating shaped charge; Study of the effects of rotation upon the penetration of jets from 105 mm shaped charges; Spin compensation; Minimizing the effect of rotation upon the performance of lined cavity charges; A zero order theory of the initial motion of fluted hollow charge liners; Shaped charge damage beyond armor; The damage effectiveness of shaped charges against tanks; Shaped charge damage to aircraft structures; Defenses against hollow charges.


Descriptors :   *SHAPED CHARGES , AMMUNITION , ANNEALING , ARMOR PIERCING AMMUNITION , ARTILLERY AMMUNITION , BATS , CAMERAS , CAVITY LINERS , CONICAL BODIES , DAMAGE , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , FLASH RADIOGRAPHY , FRAGMENTS , HIGH SPEED PHOTOGRAPHY , IMAGE CONVERTERS , IMPACT , PENETRATION , PROJECTILES , SPIN STABILIZATION , SYMPOSIA , VELOCITY , WARHEADS


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE