TITLE

A new gun facility dedicated to performing shock physics and terminal ballistics experiments

AUTHOR(S)
Zakraysek, Alan J.; Sutherland, Gerrit T.; Sandusky, Harold D.; Strange, David
PUB. DATE
April 2000
SOURCE
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 505 Issue 1, p1091
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A new building has been constructed to house various powder and single-stage and two-stage gas guns at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division. Guns previously located at the Naval Research Laboratory and the former White Oak Site of the Naval Surface Warfare Center have been relocated here. Most of the guns are mounted on moveable pedestals to allow them to be shot into various chambers. The facility includes a concrete blast chamber, a target chamber/catch tank for flyer plate experiments, and a target chamber outfitted for terminal ballistics measurements. This paper will discuss the capabilities of this new facility.
ACCESSION #
5985627

 

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