Accession Number:

ADB007377

Title:

Calculations of Fragment Velocities from Naturally Fragmenting Munitions.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum Rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Calculational techniques for predicting warhead performance based upon the fragment velocity distribution are presented and compared with experimental data. A simple technique is shown to be inadequate for many practical configurations. For accurate distributions, a two-dimensional, time- dependent, finite-difference code is shown to be adequate. As an integral part of this code, a model for the effects of casing fragmentation and explosive gas leakage has been included. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE