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The Use Of Measured And Analytical Impact Data In The Design Of Kinetic Energy Penetrators

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SU940241

Volume

8

Pages

11

Published

1994

Size

1,036 kb

Author(s)

S.T. Burnage & B.R. Waine

Abstract

The use of measured and analytical impact data in the design of kinetic energy penetrators S.T. Burnage & B.R. Waine Hunting Engineering Ltd., Reddings Woody Bed/ordure, ABSTRACT The work presented in this paper has centred on an extensive measurement programme aimed at identifying the response characteristics of projectiles during penetration of different target types, over a range of velocities and orientations. This experimental work has been supported by analytical studies using a range of methodologies intended to allow identified characteristics to be 'transported' to other designs and conditions. Penetrator responses have been measured using small solid state recorders. Subsequent data processing has included statistical assessment of measured responses using moving-window techniques and the effects of differing constraint regimes operating during penetration and perforation on penetrator dynamic response characteristics. INTRODUCTION In recent

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