Prediction Method for Projectile Penetration

by James D. Murff, (A.M.ASCE), Sr. Res. Engr.; Esso Production Res. Co., Houston, TX,
Harry M. Coyle, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 11, Pg. 1033-1037

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The penetrations of rigid projectiles into earth targets has been studied for years. Recently, applications to remote sensing have been proposed in which interest in penetration for civil applications has been kindled. Such applications include lunar exploration, sea ice thickness determinations, ocean floor exploration, and remote site investigation of swamps, jungles, or other inaccessible sites. Formulas which allow existing data to determine the specific form of the equation are developed and results presented. These equations appear to be quite accurate for the range of conditions considered.

Subject Headings: Site investigation | Remote sensing | Moon | Seas and oceans | Ice | Thickness | Floors |

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