Launch capabilities to 16 km/s

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A systematic study is described that has led to the successful launch of thin flier-plates to velocities of 16 km/s. In this paper, the authors describe a novel technique that has been implemented to enhance the performance of the Sandia Hyper Velocity Launcher (HVL). This technique of creating an impact-generated acceleration reservoir, has allowed the launch of 0.5 mm to 1.0 mm thick titanium (Ti-6Al-4V) and aluminum (6061-T6) alloy plates to record velocities up to 15.8 km/s. These are the highest metallic projectile plate velocities ever achieved for macroscopic masses in the range of 0.1 g to 1 g.

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Chhabildas, L.C.; Kmetyk, L.N. & Reinhart, W.D. August 1, 1995.

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  • Sandia National Laboratories
    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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A systematic study is described that has led to the successful launch of thin flier-plates to velocities of 16 km/s. In this paper, the authors describe a novel technique that has been implemented to enhance the performance of the Sandia Hyper Velocity Launcher (HVL). This technique of creating an impact-generated acceleration reservoir, has allowed the launch of 0.5 mm to 1.0 mm thick titanium (Ti-6Al-4V) and aluminum (6061-T6) alloy plates to record velocities up to 15.8 km/s. These are the highest metallic projectile plate velocities ever achieved for macroscopic masses in the range of 0.1 g to 1 g.

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8 p.

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OSTI as DE95016089

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  • American Physical Society biennial conference on shock compression of condensed matter, Seattle, WA (United States), 13-18 Aug 1995

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  • Other: DE95016089
  • Report No.: SAND--95-0813C
  • Report No.: CONF-950846--5
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 100124
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc621863

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Chhabildas, L.C.; Kmetyk, L.N. & Reinhart, W.D. Launch capabilities to 16 km/s, article, August 1, 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc621863/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.