Accession Number:

ADA523343

Title:

Characterization of Ballistic Impact Flash: An Initial Investigation and Methods Development

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE