Accession Number:

ADA018339

Title:

The effects of Fragment Ricochet on Munition Lethality

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Jun 1975

Corporate Author:

BOOZ-ALLEN AND HAMILTON INC FORT WALTON BEACH FL

Report Date:

1975-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

This report presents the results of a contractual effort to determine the effects of fragment ricochet on munition lethality in tactical environments and to develop modifications to the lethal area programs to account for fragment ricochet effects. The Degradation Effects Program DEP operational data was analyzed and used as the basis for the ricochet computer model. The ricochet model developed was incorporated into the computer program, EAGLE, which was previously designed to predict the lethal area of static DEP tests. The modified EAGLE computer program and its predictions for the BLU-3B are presented in this report. These predictions show a correlation between experimental and predicted results.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE