ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
The Hugoniot of 5083H131 aluminum has been experimentally determined in the pressure range from 161 to 472 kilobars. Over this pressure range the shock velocity-particle velocity relationship was found to be linear. The optical and electrical techniques used for the measurements and the methods for data reduction are described. A revised Hugoniot for polymethylmethacrylate and an approximate Hugoniot for mica were required in the electrical technique and are included as appendixes.