Accession Number:

ADA050199

Title:

Ballistic Behavior of Aluminum Alloy Laminates.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIALS AND MECHANICS RESEARCH CENTER WATERTOWN MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

Fragment penetration of monolithic plate and resin-bonded sheet laminates of aluminum alloy 7475-T371, all of equivalent areal density, is reported as a function of velocity, obliquity, and laminate design. Fragment-simulating projectiles weighing 5.85 and 17.0 grains were used in ballistic tests over ranges of velocity comparable to those attained by actual fragments of 23-mm HEI shell. Findings are discussed with relation to aircraft vulnerability. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Miscellaneous Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE