Accession Number:

AD0600668

Title:

REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF HIGH VELOCITY IMPACT DATA

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

A thorough review was made of existing experimental data applicable to the impact of high velocity projectiles with semi-infinite metal targets. Empirical equations relating depth of penetration and crater volume to properties of the projectile and target were derived based upon the assumptions that 1 projectile shape does not affect crater shape for projectiles which range from spheres to cylinders up to one caliber in length, and 2 craters are hemispherical. Both of these assumptions are supported by the available data. Additional data andor a rigorous theoretical treatment of the problem are required to evaluate the utility of the equations at higher impact velocities.

Subject Categories:

  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE