Holography for Defect Detection on Artillery Projectiles

  • Paul J. Kisatsky
Part of the Sagamore Army Materials Research Conference Proceedings book series (SAMC, volume 24)


A matter of grave concern in the production of artillery projectiles is the presence of cracks in the steel projectile body. During rough handling and active usage by the troops, small sub-critical cracks can grow to critical dimensions. Ultimately, the high stresses induced in the shell by the set back forces of gun launch can cause the cracks to completely fracture the shell while still in-bore. An in-bore premature is extremely serious, resulting in destruction of the weapon and possible loss of life.


Defect Detection Fringe Pattern Reference Beam Holographic Interferometry Vibration Isolation System 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul J. Kisatsky
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  1. 1.US Army Armament Research and Development CommandDoverUSA

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