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Title: Prediction of fragment distribution and trajectories of expolding shells
Authors: Szmelter, Joanna
Lee, Chung Kiat
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: © Argos Press
Citation: 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
Abstract: 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.
Description: This article was published in the Journal of Battlefield Technology [© Argos Press] which is available from: http://www.argospress.com/jbt/index.html
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4633
ISSN: 1440-5113
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