Accession Number:

AD0742993

Title:

Structural Design and Development of UTIAS Implosion-Driven Launchers,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TORONTO UNIV (ONTARIO) INST FOR AEROSPACE STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

A condensed account is given of the design effort expended in the structural development of the implosion-driven hypervelocity launchers at the Institute for Aerospace Studies, over the past few years. This type of experimental research equipment is subjected to loads whose modes and magnitude do not occur in any other related mechanical arrangement. Therefore, it should be considered as a highly advanced design problem. The design of a strong enclosure and barrel assembly presents a very great challenge from the standpoint of safety and economy of operation, owing to unusually high internal pressures and extreme temperatures. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE