Accession Number : AD0435847


Title :   FIXED-WEIGHT AND FIXED-VOLUME CONSTRAINTS ON OPTIMUM CHARGE-TO-METAL RATIOS IN WARHEAD DESIGN,


Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKE CALIF


Personal Author(s) : Sewell,Robert G S


Report Date : Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : A simplified method of determining optimum charge-to-metal ratios in warheads under the design limitations imposed by either a fixed weight or a fixed volume is discussed. Equations are developed for optimum ratios for producing maximum momentum, energy, or another function of mass and velocity for two charge geometries. Curves of these functions, showing behavior in the vicinity of the maxima, are presented. (Author)


Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVE CHARGES , WARHEADS , FRAGMENTATION AMMUNITION , ENERGY MANAGEMENT , WEIGHT , VOLUME , OPTIMIZATION


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE