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Accession Number N20120013687
Title Hypervelocity Impact of Explosive Transfer Lines.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 7p
Personal Author E. L. Christiansen M. D. Bjorkman
Abstract Hypervelocity impact tests of 2.5 grains per foot flexible confined detonating chord (FCDC) shielded by a 1 mm thick 2024-T3 aluminum alloy bumper standing off 51 mm from the FCDC were performed. Testing showed that a 6 mm diameter 2017-T4 aluminum alloy ball impacting the bumper at 6.97 km/s and 45 degrees impact angle initiated the FCDC. However, impact by the same diameter and speed ball at 0 degrees angle of impact did not initiate the FCDC. Furthermore, impact at 45 degrees and the same speed by a slightly smaller diameter ball (5.8 mm diameter) also did not initiate the FCDC.
Keywords Aluminum alloys
Electric conductors
Hypervelocity impact
Impact tests
Space debris
Space shuttles

Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 97K - Fuels
81H - Rocket Propellants
84C - Manned Spacecraft
79E - Detonations, Explosion Effects, & Ballistics
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, TX. Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number N/A

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