Accession Number:

AD0609030

Title:

PERFORATION OF THIN ALUMINUM TARGETS

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY HIGH VELOCITY LAB

Report Date:

1958-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

Steel spheres were accelerated to a velocity in the range between 0.5 kmsec to 2.63 kmsec and were impinged normally upon thin targets of aluminum. The amount of energy lost by a pellet in perforating a target was found to be directly proportional to the kinetic energy of the impinging pellet. The minimum amount of energy required for a pellet to perforate Al was found to be an increasing function of target thickness. It was also found that the hole diameter increased as the impact velocity increased.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE