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Experimental investigation of the penetration and perforation of building materials by projectiles

 
: Heine, A.; Weber, K.E.; Wickert, M.

Baker, E. ; National Defense Industrial Association -NDIA-; National Defense Industrial Association -NDIA-, Ballistics Division; International Ballistics Society -IBS-:
26th International Symposium on Ballistics 2011. Proceedings. CD-ROM : Miami, Florida, 12 - 16 September 2011
Lancaster, Pa.: DEStech Publications, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-60595-052-5
S.1669-1678 (Vol.2)
International Symposium on Ballistics <26, 2011, Miami/Fla.>
Englisch
Konferenzbeitrag
Fraunhofer EMI ()

Abstract
The penetration and perforation of aluminum and steel targets by high-strength projectiles, such as tungsten-alloy rods, have been investigated extensively in the past. Accordingly, a large amount of data exists, allowing for a detailed modeling of projectile effects against metallic semi-infinite and finite-thickness targets. Recently, however, the interest in characterizing the response of building materials toward projectile impact has increased. As results for concrete, sand and a few other target materials are available in the literature, the present investigation focuses on targets consisting of adobe bricks. In the conducted ballistic experiments, the residual projectile velocities behind a perforated target have been determined as a function of impact velocity for tungsten-alloy rod penetrators. For spheres, depth-of-penetration tests have been performed. The actual target densities and strengths have been verified by material testing. We interpret the experimental ballistic results with the help of simple analytic plate-plugging models and force law approaches.

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