Accession Number:

ADP005325

Title:

Design of a Closed Test Facility for Terminal Ballistics,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PRINS MAURITS LABORATORIUM TNO RIJSWIJK (NETHERLANDS)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE