Accession Number:

AD0626415

Title:

STRESS WAVES IN BOUNDED MEDIA

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Sep 1965,30 Nov 1965

Corporate Author:

BUREAU OF MINES PITTSBURGH PA PITTSBURGH

Report Date:

1966-01-07

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The program to determine the factors affecting the energy transferred from detonating explosives to coupled metal plates was continued. The variables under consideration include the properties of the explosive as well as the choice of the materials in the explosive-plate combination. The latter involves the shock impedance match between the explosive and metal plate, as well as the effects of charge geometry and the degree of coupling between the explosive andd the plate. An effort was made to improve the precision of the observations. In addition, several groups of firings were completed using five explosives in combination with four different plate materials. The results of these tests are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE