Development and Validation of Mathematical Models of Howitzer, Medium, Towed: 155MM, XM198,
ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND ILL
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The engineers and analysts responsible for development of the XM198 Howitzer have effectively used these mathematical models as a design tool. This use has shortened the time required for design evaluation, provided a satisfactory data base for component design, and allowed for study of weapons response under various firing conditions. The importance of several parameters, varying from location of ground support points to secondary paths for fluid flow, has been identified and a quantitative definition of significance has been obtained from those sensitivity studies which have been completed.