Projectile Penetration Into Buried Structures

by Anil K. Kar, (M.ASCE), Sr. Engr.; Ebasco Services, Inc., New York, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 1, Pg. 125-139

Document Type: Journal Paper


Projectile penetration into buried structures is a complex problem. The paper presents empirical formulas for determining this depth of penetration. Comparisons of calculated depths of penetration into uniform or layered earth with test results are excellent. The residual velocity of the projectile after penetration of the overburden material is used to determine the penetration into concrete structures. The comparisons between test results and predicted values are excellent.

Subject Headings: Projectile penetration | Underground structures | Comparative studies | Penetration tests | Empirical equations | Layered soils | Construction materials | Concrete

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