Reverse Taylor Anvil Testing of Armour Materials

Christopher Rees-Jones


This report aims to design and develop a methodology for conducting Reverse Taylor
anvil-on-rod impact tests. The objectives of this project are to conduct Reverse Taylor
anvil-on-rod experiments of armour materials (ie. high strength steels and aluminium) in
a verified test setup with verified procedures at various impact velocities. The experiment
is to be conducted using the Single Stage Light Gas Gun (SSLGG) in the University of
New South Wales’ Impact Dynamics laboratory. The final project report aims to outline
the methodology and manufacturing processes to conduct this test as well as comparing
results from ANSYS AUTODYN® simulations to experimental results.

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