Accession Number:

ADA007805

Title:

Finite Element Analysis of a Multi-Component Kinetic Energy Projectile.

Descriptive Note:

Technical research rept.,

Corporate Author:

FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Finite element techniques are used to perform a launch stress analysis on a multi-component 27.5mm kinetic energy projectile. The five parts of the projectile are each analyzed separately using a layer of false boundary elements to determine the interaction between each component and those in contact with it. The stress history in the boundary elements is used as boundary conditions for the adjacent components. The analysis proceeds from the forward components toward the rear, providing the additive inertia load to each.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE