Accession Number:

AD0785607

Title:

Hypervelocity Impact Shock-Induced Damage to Steel Armor

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

A research program has been conducted to design hypervelocity projectiles that maximize back-face spallation in steel armor. The primary target for the experimental program has been steel armor 2 to 5 cm thick. After impact, the target specimens were dissected through the crater center, polished, etched, and examined metallurgically. Experimental results are summarized, and the 130-kbar phase change and spall phenomena are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE