A Determination of the Wave Forms and Laws of Propagation and Dissipation of Ballistic Shock Waves *

@inproceedings{DuMOND2011ADO,
  title={A Determination of the Wave Forms and Laws of Propagation and Dissipation of Ballistic Shock Waves *},
  author={W. M. DuMOND and Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky},
  year={2011}
}
Experiments to ascertain the wave forms and laws of propagation and dissipation of ballistic shock waves to large distances (80 yards) from the bullet trajectory are described. Calibers 0.30, 0.50, 20 mm, and 40 mm were studied. In every case an N-shaped wave profile was observed consisting of a sudden rise in pressure, the "head discontinuity," followed by an approximately linear decline to a pressure about equally far below atmospheric and then a second sudden return, the "tail discontinuity… CONTINUE READING

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