Accession Number : ADA260285
Title : Modeling and Optimization of Shaped Charge Liner Collapse and Jet Formation
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ ARMAMENT ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE
Personal Author(s) : Baker, Ernest L
Report Date : Jan 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 178
Abstract : This research project concentrates on the modeling and optimization of shaped charge liner collapse and jet formation. The research has produced an improved analytical model of shaped charge liner collapse and subsequent jet formation. The improved model was used to investigate the direct distributed parameter optimization of a nonlinear dynamic system using variable metric nonlinear programming. This ton consisted of optimizing the liner contour required to produce a desired jet profile in the least squares sense. Additionally a very discrete optimization problem was chosen so that the continuum modeling and experimentation could be used to verify the optimization results. Analytical shaped charge mathematical models have proven very useful in the prediction of shaped charge characteristics while requiring computer time and memory, as well as conservative user effort. Therefore, parametric investigation using analytical shaped charge is both practical and economically feasible. Unfortunately, current analytical models rely on many empirical relations hips and do not incorporate constitutive relationships for the various materials. To predict shaped charge characteristics over a broader range of materials and , a more fundamental analytical model was developed. When parametric investigation becomes practical, the question of parametric optimization naturally arises. The process of shaped charge liner collapse and jet formation is normally modeled as a distributed parameter nonlinear dynamic system. Optimization of distributed parameter systems has traditionally been very difficult. Nonlinear dynamic system behavior adds more complication to an already difficult optimization problem.
Descriptors : *SHAPED CHARGES , *CAVITY LINERS , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , OPTIMIZATION , PREDICTIONS , COMPUTERS , DYNAMICS , PARAMETERS , BEHAVIOR , DETONATIONS , CONTOURS , WARHEADS , NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING , COLLAPSE , HIP , MATERIALS , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , EXPLOSIVES , TIME , VARIABLES , PROFILES
Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE