Accession Number:

AD0263890

Title:

LIGHT-GAS GUN FOR PRODUCTION OF SHOCK PRESSURE IN SOLIDS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

A 4-in. air gas gun modified to use light gases is capable of accelerating 150-gm masses to 4000 fps as a routine operation. Photoelectric means are employed to measure the projectile velocity to or - 1 percent. The first application provided normal impacts of flat-faced projectiles to produce a continuous range of shock pressures in solids.

Subject Categories:

  • Guns
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE