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Accession Number ADA565274
Title AFRL's HP3 60mm Powder Gun.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 32p
Personal Author A. White C. Neel L. Chhabildas R. Davis W. Maines
Abstract The Air Force Research Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base has invested in a new facility, called the High Pressure Particulate Physics (HP3) Facility, to study materials at conditions comparable to those occurring in or near a detonation or high speed impact event. The primary research tool of the new facility is a 60mm bore, single stage powder gun capable of accelerating projectiles to 2.3 km/sec and creating controlled (parallel-plate) impacts. The system is configured to allow for a variety of diagnostics, and to date, single point velocity interferometry has been demonstrated. This report discusses the gun and it's capabilities, the method by which the diagnostic data is interpreted, the design of the projectiles and targets, and the setup of the experiments.
Keywords Air force facilities
High pressure
High velocity

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 79G - Guns
Corporate Author Air Force Research Lab., Eglin AFB, FL. Munitions Directorate.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Interim rept. 21 May 2011-23 Aus 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1304
Contract Number N/A

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