Accession Number:

ADB015343

Title:

HELP - A Multimaterial Eulerian Program in Two Space Dimensions and Time

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 1974-Jun 1975

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE LA JOLLA CA

Report Date:

1976-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

174.0

Abstract:

HELP is a two-dimensional, multimaterial, Eulerian Code for solving material flow problems in the hydrodynamic and elastic-plastic regimes. Although the code is basically Eulerian, material interfaces and free surfaces are propagated through the Calculation Mesh, in a Lagrangian manner, as discrete interfaces across which the materials are not allowed to interdiffuse. This interface treatment gives HELP a distinct advantage over other pure Eulerian Codes and allows it to be applied to the solution of a variety of complex, multimaterial problems. The basic HEPL techniques have been exercised over a wide range of solutions including hypervelocity and ballistic impact, fragmentation munitions, shaped charge jet formation, and shaped charge jet penetration. Considerable confidence has been gained in the basic numerical model.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Explosions
  • Ballistics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE