Accession Number : AD0454577


Title :   THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF DETONATION WAVE REINFORCEMENT AND SHAPING TECHNIQUES


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 1963-31 Aug 1964


Corporate Author : HAYES INTERNATIONAL CORP BIRMINGHAM AL


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/454577.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : A study has been performed to determine the design criteria for a shaped charge and the associated linear geometry, employing wave shaping techniques. Heretofore, shaped charge jets have been characterized by a velocity gradient along the jet. The objective of this study was to design a shaped charge which would produce a jet characterized by a uniform velocity. Such a jet would be projected downrange essentially as a single particle rather than a spray of fine particles. Parametric equations for a wave shaping lens were solved by an internally programmed digital computer. The proposed shaped charge design, featuring a cylindrical, metallic liner and a wave shaping lens of Polypropylene plastic, was fabricated and test firings were accomplished.


Descriptors :   *SHAPED CHARGES , *SHAPED CHARGE JETS , VELOCITY , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS , TNT , DIGITAL COMPUTERS , DETONATION WAVES , KERR CELLS , PROJECTORS(ORDNANCE) , PLASTIC LENSES , PETN , CAVITY LINERS , EXTERIOR BALLISTICS , JET FLOW , RDX , FOCUSING


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE