Distributed Explosive Performance Model
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER INDIAN HEAD DIV MD
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Our goal is to provide a vital capability in modeling and simulation of performance of distributed explosives in the surf zone environment. This will allow for tradeoffs of system design parameters without the need for time-intensive computations andor full-scale testing. We will deliver a product in form of a personal computer-based analytic code, which will assess the effectiveness of surf zone mine clearance systems such as explosive cord arrays DET and linearly distributed bulk charges SABRE. We wish to examine the effects of the design, deployment, and environmental parameters on the performance of distributed explosives on a sand bottom in the surf zone. In infinite water, it is possible to use a hydrocode-generated database to derive simple analytic expressions for the performance of distributed explosives. These are similar to the similitude equations for bulk charges. When the bottom sand and air are introduced, it is no longer possible to develop such analytic expressions. Therefore, we have developed a model to manipulate a multi-dimensional computational database using a PC-based analytic code to obtain the required information.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Ammunition and Explosives