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TRIDENT flyer plate Impact technique: comparison to gas gun plate impact technique

Description: This report describes the details of a series of plate impact experiments that were conducted on a gas gun in an effort to validate a new technique for plate impact using the TRIDENT laser to launch thin flyers. The diagnostics fielded were VISAR and identical samples and impactors were used on both platforms. All experimenters agree that the VISAR results should have agreed between the two experimental platforms. The VISAR results did not agree across the platforms and experimenters offer explanations and implications for this outcome.
Date: March 1, 2009
Creator: Koller, Darcie D.; Gray, George T., III & Luo, Sheng-Nian
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department