Accession Number:

ADA399785

Title:

Recent Representative IAT Studies in Hypervelocity Penetration Mechanics With Bibliographies

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN INST FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The Institute for Advanced Technology IAT has conducted, and continues to conduct, a broad program to investigate the penetration characteristics and lethality of rod penetrators. The IATs investigations are experimental, analytical, and numerical and are concerned primarily with slender rods impacting armor steel and ceramic targets at hypervelocity that is, above about two kms. This report summarizes the results developed in representative examples of these studies that supported the U.S.IiK Project Arrangement. The work accomplished supports items a, b, and c of the agreed-upon SOW. Each summary is accompanied by a bibliography listing relevant publications generated at the lAT and elsewhere.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE