Accession Number:

AD0291568

Title:

FLASH RADIOGRAPHIC MEASUREMENT OF THE SHOCK COMPRESSIBILITY OF MAGNESIUM ALLOY, LUCITE, AND POLYETHYLENE

Descriptive Note:

Technical documentary rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE SPECIAL WEAPONS CENTER KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Compressibilities of magnesium alloy, Lucite, and polyethylene were measured during explosively induced shock, using a flash X-ray technique. Measurements on magnesium alloy confirm earlier results from a similar experiment using small explosive charges, but show a distinctly lower compressibility than reported by other authors using free surface measurements. To a lesser extent the Lucite data show the same discrepancy. Polyethylene turns out to be less compressible than Lucite under intense shock loads.

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE