Accession Number:

AD0765667

Title:

Aircraft Fuel Tank Entry Wall-Projectile Interaction Studies

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

Hydraulic ram is the physical production of pressure wave wall loadings due to projectile penetration and their effect on a fuel cell. Facilities were designed and testing conducted in preparation for investigation of the hydraulic ram phenomenon. A ballistic range was designed that yielded projectile velocity and flight attitude information before and after wall penetration. Wall specimens of a single thickness were impacted by a range of projectile sizes, weights, shapes, and velocities. This yielded the energy absorbed by the wall without fluid damping.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE