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U.S. Army Ballistic Research Laboratory

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Works: 477 works in 508 publications in 1 language and 1,005 library holdings
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Classifications: UF820, 510.7834
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Vulnerability/Lethality Division armed for the 90's and beyond ( Book )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Penetration of shaped-charge jets into glass and crystalline quartz ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Penetration of shaped charge jets into glass and crystalline was studied by high-speed photography and flash radiography to identify behavior responsible for the effectiveness of glass against shaped charge threats. The behavior of crystalline quartz was relatively conventional. The greater effectiveness of silica and high-silica glasses was clearly indicated by an abrupt decrease in penetration velocity shortly after impact. High-speed photographs showed that the penetration path opened to its maximum diameter within a few when jet elements, disturbed by cavity closure, arrived at the penetration front. The penetration path in recovered targets was filled with a red copper-glass that resulted from an extended interaction between jet and target materials. Closure preceded brittle failure in the surrounding glass target, and it was concluded that primary closure is caused by recovery from high pressures near the penetration front
IBGRAF : display of XNOVAKTC interior ballistic computations by Ronald D Anderson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A menu-driven computer program, called IBGRAF, has been developed to display output from the XNOVAKTC one-dimensional interior ballistic code. The data is viewed in graphical form on a multi-windowed color screen. Graphs and drawings may be shown in a static mode, or may be animated on a frame-by-frame basic in which each frame corresponds to designated interior ballistic times during the computation. The user chooses the physical parameters to be displayed from a menu of data types extracted from the interior ballistic calculations
Stress waves through projectile joints and interfaces by James M Bender ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies of the response to stress waves of a hollow cylinder containing a threaded joint used the finite element method of dynamic stress analysis. These types of joints are common in many current cargo-carrying artillery projectiles. Sharp rise-time loads, which generate stress waves, can occur with electromagnetic launch and can occasionally result from a poorly behaved chemical charge (solid and liquid propellant) which creates pressure waves. The joint studied has 2 types of discontinuities: 1) A change of medium - - the interface between aluminum and steel; and 2) A non-closing gap, typically found at a cylindrical joint with two closing faces. Analysis of a bi-metallic rod is performed to verify aspects of the finite element code such as time step, element size and type, and analysis type. Response of a rod to stress waves can be easily compared to well-known analytical predictions. Next, a hollow homogeneous cylinder is analyzed to evaluate radial motion induced by the forcing function. This oscillatory motion disturbs the uniformity of the stress patterns. Only the initial pass of the stress wave is clear, and is similar in appearance to that of the rod. Thereafter, stress gradients through the wall thickness are evident with the onset of vibration modes, excited by the short- duration forcing function and appear to be a function of the duration of the applied transient load. Then, a non-closing notch discontinuity is introduced at the mid section of the hollow cylinder. Stress transmitted through this discontinuity is determined for various notch depths and locations. (EDC)
Degraded states vulnerability analysis by John M Abell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1988, the Ballistic Research Laboratory (BRL) and the Army Material Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA) began a joint program to develop improved metrics for use in vulnerability assessments, especially of ground combat vehicles. Traditional tank vulnerability metrics have made use of a mapping procedure called damage assessment lists (DALs). A DAL maps killed components and sets of components into degradation of combat utility DCU). It has been known for a number of years that the use of DALs in the process of developing vulnerability measures of effectiveness is conceptually and mathematically problematic. Recent DAL work led to renewed focus on the problems associated with DAls, and to a proposal for their yields the probabilities that a tank is in one or more degraded states
An integrated environment for army, navy and air force target description support by Paul H Deitz ( Book )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For more than 40 years the vulnerability community has been developing analytic methods to predict the potential damage to targets from threats likely to be encountered in hostile engagements. Early methods of analysis consisted of manual calculations for bullet/target interactions. To perform a vulnerability analysis 1) a target description had to be generated. This file represented the three-space definition of geometry and coupled material information. 2) Mathematical rays, simulating bullet trajectories, were then passed through the target descriptions in order to find points-of-intersection, surface normals, line-of-sight thicknesses, and materials. 3) All of the information from step 2) was then passed to a vulnerability analysis were penetration relations and component-damage criteria were applied to calculate average system-level damage. Ammunition. (jes)
A third survey of domestic electronic digital computing systems by Martin H Weik ( Book )
2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the results of a third survey, the engineering and programming characteristics of 222 different electronic digital computing systems are given. The data are presented from the point of view of application, numerical and arithmetic characteristics, input, output and storage systems, construction and checking features, power, space, weight, and site preparation and personnel requirements, production records, cost and rental rates, sale and lease policy, reliability, operating experience, and time availability, engineering modifications and improvements and other related topics. An analysis of the survey data, fifteen comparative tables, a discussion of trends, a revised bibliography, and a complete glossary of computer engineering and programming terminology are included
Preparation of the BRL Tank Car Torch Facility at the DOT, Transportation Test Center, Pueblo, Colorado by William Townsend ( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memorandum report ( )
in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
BRL report ( )
in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Report by U.S. Army Ballistic Research Laboratory ( )
in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
High-resolution, item-level weapons modeling by Paul H Deitz ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Subsurface accelerations and strains from an underground detonation by F. A Pieper ( Book )
1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The objectives of the project were to measure transient and residual ground motion from Shot RAINIER, Operation PLUMBBOB. The measurements consisted of acceleration, pressure, stress, strain, and permanent displacement in the free field below the floor of the main entrance tunnel. (Author)
Solar energy storage by Arthur Gauss ( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Low temperature processes for solar energy storage have been evaluated. Temperatures are low enough so that relatively inexpensive flat plate solar collectors can be employed. Low temperature reactions are proposed which demonstrate the principles of chemical storage of solar energy. Certain of these reactions could be laboratory tested with little difficulty since they yield products which separate naturally. The most practical low temperature system analyzed to date is the heat of vaporization storage system. The storage capacity for this system, typically about 200 kcal/liter, is close to an order to magnitude better than conventional sensible heat storage in water. (Author)
Mine and countermine warfare in recent history, 1914-1970 by R. H. S Stolfi ( Book )
2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A survey of domestic electronic digital computing systems by Martin H Weik ( )
in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comparison of the dynamic and the static stress-strain curve in sand under confined and unconfined conditions by A. A Thompson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The response of elastic spherical shells to spherically symmetric internal blast loading by W. E Baker ( Book )
1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fragmentation and metallurgical analysis of tank car 201 by Charles Anderson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Instrumentation of structures for air-blast and ground-shock effects by J. J Meszaros ( Book )
1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The objective of Project 30.5 was to provide instrumentation, electronic and self-recording, for obtaining air-blast and ground-shock loading and response of the structures employed by the various structures projects. Included was installation of transducers, recording of transducer signals, and presentation of the recordings as linearized time-dependent plots of the measured variable in the specified appropriate units. A total of 127 recording channels was utilized; of these channels, 75 were used for electronic recording on magnetic tape, 37 were used for self recording time-dependent guages, and 15 were peak-indicating guages. A basic description of the instrumentation employed by the Ballistic Research Laboratories in taking the structural measurements for Project 30.1, 30.2, 30.3, 31.4, and 31.5 is given
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Aberdeen Proving Ground (Md.). U.S. Army Ballistic Research Laboratory
Ballistic Research Laboratory (U.S.)
BRL
United States. Army. Ballistic Research Laboratory
United States. Army Laboratory Command. Ballistic Research Laboratory
United States. Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Md. Ballistic Research Laboratories
US Army Laboratory Command. Ballistic Research Laboratory
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English (45)