PERFORATION OF THIN ALUMINUM TARGETS
UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY HIGH VELOCITY LAB
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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.
- Inorganic Chemistry