Accession Number:

AD0661636

Title:

COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR ANALYSIS OF SENSITIVITY DATA FOLLOWING A NORMAL DISTRIBUTION

Descriptive Note:

Analytical Lab. rept.

Corporate Author:

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-08-24

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Analysis of sensitivity data following the normal model requires considerable computation except in very special situations. To facilitate making such analyses the computation of the maximum likelihood estimates of the unknown parameters and related statistics was programmed for the Bendix G15-D Computer. The program is intended to be of assistance to engineering personnel of D and PS in their analyses of tests of armor plate, penetration tests of ammunition, and in tests of fuzes for arming distance. The program would normally not be used to calculate the ballistic limit for a small test, but could be used in the analysis of a series of small tests. This report explains the use of the program, the input data, formulas used, and output data, and gives some comments on the applicability of this type of analysis to tests involving a small number of rounds. This work was carried out as part of project Procedures and Instrumentation on Techniques for Industrial Testing.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE