Design of a Closed Test Facility for Terminal Ballistics,
PRINS MAURITS LABORATORIUM TNO RIJSWIJK (NETHERLANDS)
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For the furtherance of the research at the Prins Maurits Laboratory-TNO on both internal and terminal ballistics a fully closed test facility has been designed. On the basis of various requirements it is shown that the optimal shape for the test facility is a thick-walled cylinder of reinforced concrete. However, for practical reasons, an octagonal cross-section has been selected for the final design of the test facility. The design study was supported by the results of experiments with a scaled model to estimate the internal loading on the walls of the target room. Further finite-element calculations have been carried out to determine the dynamic response of the structure.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods