Accession Number:

AD0631957

Title:

HYPERVELOCITY CAPABILITY AND IMPACT EFFECT PROGRAM.

Descriptive Note:

Memo rept. (final),

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

Two approaches to the development of high performance accelerators were investigated. The first approach utilized pulses of electrical energy to heat small chambers of low molecular weight gas to high pressures. The maximum projectile velocities attained from the expansion of this gas did not exceed the velocities which were concurrently being achieved with compression type light-gas guns. The second approach was a continuance of the development of the conventional light-gas gun utilizing gas heating techniques and optimization of gun parameters. Comparisons are made between real gas and ideal gas on the effects of gas temperature and pressure on sound speed, efflux velocity, and maximum flow velocity for steady and nonsteady conditions. At peak gas pressures above 6.8 kilobars the performance of a light-gas gun could be increased by decreasing the temperature profile of the driver gas. All attempts to increase maximum projectile velocities in optimized NRL light-gas guns by pre-heating the driver gas were unsuccessful. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE