Accession Number:

ADA031640

Title:

A Weibull Model to Estimate Residual and Critical Velocities for Target Penetrations

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL DEVELOPMENT AND READINESSCOMMAND ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

A procedure based on the versatile three-parameter Weibull Distribution function is used to estimate the relationship between the striking velocity and the residual velocity of a projectile penetrating some target material. Nonlinear estimation procedures are used to fit this model to experimental data. A comparison of this model and a hyperbolic model using typical data is presented. A FORTRAN program for implementation of the techniques is included.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE