Computer-Aided X-Ray Analysis of Shaped Charge Liners.
FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA
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The armor penetrating ability of a shaped charge jet is considered to depend critically upon the symmetry of the metallurgical properties of the liner from which the jet is formed. Detailed knowledge of the orientational relationships of the liners metal grains provides a basis for predicting its metallurgical response to the shock wave produced by the explosive charge surrounding it. A description is given of in-house developed x-ray equipment which rapidly measures and automatically plots texture maps i.e., pole figures describing the density of grains in the liner, per unit orientation, for 5100 orientations with respect ot the axis of the incident shock wave. Author
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Ammunition and Explosives