Case Study

Testing 17th Century Grenades With Digital High Speed Cameras

Source: Vision Research, Inc.

Vision Research's Phantom v710 and v1610 High Speed Cameras were recently used by archaeologists from the Corpus Christi Museum of Science to study the ballistics of early forms of hand grenades recovered from a shipwreck that occurred in 1686. The grenades' effectiveness was measured by speed, velocity, shrapnel effect, and shockwave size. This case study provides information on the shipwreck, the type of grenades discovered onboard, and the testing process.