Accession Number:

ADA019594

Title:

Penetration of a Transparent Medium by Rigid Blunt-and Conical-Nosed Bodies of Revolution

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

An experimental method of studying impact and penetration was devised to find the deceleration of a penetrator impacting a target at striking velocities of 1500 to 2500 feet per second. Throughout the experimentation, transparent polycarbonate plastic was used as the target material and rigid steel projectiles with blunt or conical noses were used as penetrators. Distance-time data for the penetrator tip, recorded on high-speed film, was reduced to polynomial form. The results were compared with a theory based on the forces on the penetrator generated by the inertia, compression, and friction of the target. Certain phenomena were observed in the target which might delineate the elastic-plastic interface caused by penetration.

Subject Categories:

  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE