Accession Number:

ADA026067

Title:

New Wave-Shaping Concepts in Fragmentation Munitions

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIALS AND MECHANICS RESEARCH CENTER WATERTOWN MA

Report Date:

1976-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

A new technique which involves a method of controlling the form of shock waves induced in fragmentation munitions is described. The shock waves are tailored in such a way as to deliberately induce a novel mode of fracture in such munitions. The result is a substantial increase as much as a factor of five in the number of fragments produced from a given exploding shell. Results of the experiments confirm the theoretical predictions extremely well in terms of a the production of a new fracture mode, b a substantial increase in number of fragments, c optimum design configurations and d velocity of fragments produced.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE