A Note on the Obtainment of Instantaneous Penetration Information From Final Penetration Data

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O. E. R. Heimdahl, J. C. Schulz

Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, Calif. 93555

J. Appl. Mech 53(1), 226 (Mar 01, 1986) (1 page) doi:10.1115/1.3171719 History: Received July 02, 1985; Revised August 26, 1985; Online July 21, 2009


A simple, practical technique is described for generating instantaneous penetration depth versus velocity information for a given projectile-target combination from experimentally obtained final penetration depth versus impact velocity data. The technique applies to penetrations where the resistive pressure is a function of velocity only.

Copyright © 1986 by ASME
Topics: Pressure , Projectiles
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