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Prediction of fragment distribution and trajectories of expolding shells

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posted on 13.05.2009, 10:47 by Joanna SzmelterJoanna Szmelter, Chung Kiat Lee
A semi-empirical model allowing for prediction of natural fragmentation of exploding shells is described. The initial velocity, projection angle, size and location, obtained for each fragment, are used by a point mass trajectory routine to determine the overall fragment distribution on the ground and to model fragments hitting a threedimensional object. Examples of validation against experimental data for 105mm shell and a mortar bomb are shown. The proposed model is useful for munition assessments, including a prediction of safety hazard in a credible accident.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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SZMELTER, J. and LEE, C.K., 2007. Prediction of fragment distribution and trajectories of expolding shells. Journal of Battlefield Technology, 10 (3), pp. 1-7

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© Argos Press

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2007

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This article was published in the Journal of Battlefield Technology [© Argos Press] which is available from: http://www.argospress.com/jbt/index.html

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1440-5113

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en

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