Accession Number : AD0441810


Title :   A METHOD FOR CALCULATING THE INITIAL FRAGMENT VELOCITIES FROM HOLLOW WARHEADS


Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS EVALUATION FACILITY ALBUQUERQUE NM


Personal Author(s) : Atkinson, George W ; Thorn, Eva M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/441810.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jun 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 43


Abstract : Formulas are presented to predict the initial fragment velocities from hollow spherical and cylindrical warheads. These formulas are modified from others, which predict the initial fragment velocities from solid spherical and cylindrical warheads. The results of the new formulas are tabulated for a number of ratios of both the explosive charge to the case mass and the inner to the outer radius of the explosive charge. Results with the new formulas agree with the results obtained by using theoretical formulas and with test data.


Descriptors :   *FRAGMENTATION , *WARHEADS , MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION , CYLINDRICAL BODIES , SHAPED CHARGES , THEORY , VELOCITY , SPHERES


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Ballistics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE