Characterization of Ballistic Impact Flash: An Initial Investigation and Methods Development
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
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Ballistic impact flash plays a pivotal role in the ignition of fires in military vehicles. Flash duration, geometry, and energy profiles are critical variables in the assessment of ballistic-induced fires. The survivability community has identified a need for a standardized data collection methodology and corresponding valid community verified models. This effort will quantify existing test data and begin the process of producing dynamic models for flash geometry based on projectile and target material properties and impact conditions.