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A study on the effectiveness of explosive reactive armour against the penetration of long-rod projectiles

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posted on 05.08.2022, 15:05 authored by Samuel Yeap, Konstantinos BaxevanakisKonstantinos Baxevanakis, Anish RoyAnish Roy
The effect of explosive reactive armour (ERA) on the penetration of a long-rod projectile is investigated using computational techniques. This area of research is especially relevant to main battle tanks as a large portion of them utilise ERA which is effective against both kinetic and chemical munitions. The ERA package consists of steel flyer plates sandwiched between an explosive layer that detonates on projectile impact. The influence of the stand-off distance and detonation delay and variation of the angle of impact is assessed to determine the overall effectiveness of the ERA package. The analysis presented in this study allows for a better understanding of impact dynamics and can be used in the development and optimisation of ERA as well as projectiles designed to defeat it.

History

School

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science

Volume

236

Issue

15

Pages

8462 - 8471

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© IMechE

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by SAGE Publications under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

31/01/2022

Publication date

2022-05-11

Copyright date

2022

ISSN

0954-4062

eISSN

2041-2983

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Konstantinos Baxevanakis. Deposit date: 23 May 2022