Accession Number:

ADA305440

Title:

A Study of Low-Velocity Impacts into Thin-Sheet Aluminum and Nylon Cloth.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HOUSTON TX MANNED SPACECRAFT CE NTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Single projectiles were launched at velocities between 0.1 and 0.4 kmsec from a specially - signed air gun. The projectiles impacted single and multiple layers of thin-sheet aluminum and nylon cloth to simulate the secondary meteoroid flux in the vicinity of the lunar surface and to define the penetration mechanics of typical spacecraft structures and space-suit materials. The results of these tests have been compared to existing low-velocity-projectile penetration equations, and configurations have been determined for maximum penetration protection. AN

Subject Categories:

  • Textiles
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE