4 February 1988 Jet Formation And Characterization Of A Conical Shaped Charge
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A Conical Shaped Charge (CSC) is an explosive assembly used as a single point penetrator in applications ranging from commercial to national defense. The formation, flight characteristics, and penetration effects of the CSC are of great importance to its users. Because of the extreme velocities of the shaped charge jet, high speed documentation was necessary to research CSC effects. By use of closure switches and initial velocity studies, framing and lighting information for the Cordin 114 Ultra High Speed camera was determined. After the initial data was gathered, it was determined that another source of documentation was necessary. A Hewlett Packard 150 kilovolt flash x-ray system was implemented, enabling more accurate velocity measurements and a better understanding of jet formation and the CSC during flight. Both techniques of documentation were invaluable in the characterization and research of the conical shaped charge.
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Jerome H. Stofleth, Rodney N. Owenby, "Jet Formation And Characterization Of A Conical Shaped Charge", Proc. SPIE 0832, High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics V, (4 February 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.942251; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.942251
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