Accession Number:

ADA207949

Title:

An Assessment of the Hull Code for Modelling Penetrations into Concrete

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

An assessment is made of the usefulness of the HULL hydrodynamic code for modelling penetrations into concrete. Army Staff Requirement defines the Australian Army requirement for a general purpose assault weapon. A study was conducted in DSTO to determine the system limitations and terminal effectiveness of this class of weapon. One of the targets under consideration was concrete. An important factor in the attack of concrete is the penetration of the warhead prior to detonation of the main filling. This prompted interest in whether penetration of such a device into concrete could be modelled effectively using the hydrodynamic computer code HULL. This report describes some preliminary calculation performed with HULL, and compares the results with existing empirical data. Assessments of these calculations are used to predict the utility of HULL modelling for penetration of realistic warhead designs into concrete.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE