Accession Number : AD0453913
Title : ATTENUATION OF PLANE SHOCK FRONTS IN ALUMINUM
Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
Personal Author(s) : Allison, Floyd E
Report Date : Nov 1964
Pagination or Media Count : 28
Abstract : The attenuation of a plane shock wave by an overtaking rarefaction has been studied using a rotating-mirror streak camera to obtain a shock trajectory resulting from the impact of a thin striker. Experimental data are presented for shocks in 1100F aluminum and the data are compared with results obtained from two sets of calculations. The shock attenuation is in excellent agreement with calculations based on linear characteristics along which (u + c) is constant. The attenuation is measurably less than that calculated from Fowles' equations, which neglect entropy changes at the shock front.
Descriptors : *ALUMINUM , *ATTENUATION , *SHOCK WAVES , CAMERAS , ENTROPY , HYDRODYNAMICS , IMPACT SHOCK , THEORY
Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE