Accession Number:

AD0419314

Title:

A STUDY OF MACRO-PARTICLE ACCELERATION WITH SEQUENCED HIGH EXPLOSIVE IMPULSES. OPTIMIZATION OF SINGLE STAGE GEOMETRY

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA PITMAN-DUNN RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

A single stage high explosive system for accelerating macroparticles has been designed and tested in order to investigate the various parameters. Velocities to 7500 fps were achieved with an aluminum projectile weighing approximately 4.5 grams. Damage to the projectiles became so great mass losses to 40 that the program was halted. Suggestions are made to show how the methods of acoustical impedance matching could help prevent projectile break-up.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE