Accession Number:

AD0777879

Title:

Hydraulic Ram Shock Phase Effects on Fuel Cell Survivability.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

Hydraulic ram concerns the dynamic loading and catastrophic failure of liquid filled fuel tanks impacted by high speed projectiles. Hydraulic ram is divided into two phases shock phase and cavity phase. The shock phase was studied. Theoretical predictions of shock radius versus time were compared with experimental results. The theory was found to be reasonably accurate for blunt shaped projectiles. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Ballistics
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE