Accession Number:

AD0256501

Title:

EXPERIMENTAL SELF-EMPLACEABLE DROP TESTER

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

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Report Date:

1961-01-05

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

An experimental, free-fall drop tester designed to be dropped at heights exceeding those of existing NOL conventional testers and produce short duration, high-g impacts is described. Results of a study to determine the devices feasibility for conducting shock tests are presented. Unlike conventional drop testers where only the test carriage is raised and dropped, the self-emplaceable tester is raised and dropped as a unit with the carriage separated from the base by about 14 inches. The base emplaces itself in sand under its own inertia, and milliseconds later the carriage collides with it, producing shock. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE