Accession Number : ADA266053


Title :   Vulnerability Assessment of Selected Charges Involving Heterogeneous Configurations of JA2 Sticks and Ball Powder


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Nov 1988


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD


Personal Author(s) : Devynck, Didier ; Heimerl, Joseph M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266053.pdf


Report Date : May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : Several propellant charges using heterogeneous configurations of JA2 sticks and ball powder were evaluated with respect to their response to a shaped charge jet direct impact. Vulnerability tests were performed on the JA2 and ball powder propellants separately and together. The test results show that the JA2+ball powder configurations gave a response no better than the JA2 alone. Separate tests of loose and compressed powder showed that the compressed sample gave a 37% increased response over the loose sample.... Ban powder propellants, Shock velocity tests, Impulse pendulum tests, Consolidated ball powder, Propelling charges


Descriptors :   *BALL POWDER PROPELLANTS , *PROPELLING CHARGES , CONFIGURATIONS , IMPACT , PENDULUMS , POWDERS , PROPELLANTS , RESPONSE , SHAPED CHARGE JETS , SHAPED CHARGES , SHOCK , TEST AND EVALUATION , VELOCITY , VULNERABILITY


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE