Accession Number:

ADA324931

Title:

Study of the Effects of High Velocity Element Impacts on the Structural Materials of Spacecraft.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES MOSCOW CENTRE FOR PROGRAM STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-08-06

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The Center for Program Studies will analyze and present existing experimental and theoretical data on hypervelocity impact HVI on structural materials and elements of spacecraft. The accuracy of computational models of HVI at speeds up to 10 kms will be assessed through comparisons with experimental results at speeds up to 7 kms. Critical experimental HVI tests to be done will be identified and conducted using single and two-stage railguns and gasguns, powder guns, and cumulative charge throwers. Capabilities of these facilities will be presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE