Temperature Measurement of Residual Penetration Fragments
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The temperature of residual fragments from the low velocity penetration of 1.27 steel spheres into various targets has been measured by 2- band infrared radiometry. The residual velocities of the fragements were also measured. The temperatures correlate well with the predictions of a simple model based on the conversion of mechanical energy to heat. The residual velocities correlate with theoretical and previous empirical data.