A Survey of Penetration Mechanics for Long Rods

  • T. W. Wright
Part of the Lecture Notes in Engineering book series (LNENG, volume 3)


Some of the simpler methods in current use for analyzing ballistic impacts by long rod penetrators are reviewed and critiqued. In spite of several obvious shortcomings the eroding rod model has been used as a starting point and guide for an experimental investigation of penetration phenomena. Some of the principal results of that program are reviewed, and several areas for future work are identified. Carefully developed, time resolved data of the types described in this report should serve as a standard of comparison for large scale computations of penetration phenomena. These data are already being used to guide development of improved engineering models for long rod penetration.


Engineering Model Residual Velocity Striking Velocity Penetration Mechanic Average Axial Stress 
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  • T. W. Wright
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  1. 1.Ballistic Research LaboratoryAberdeen Proving GroundUSA

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