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Numerical simulation of the formation of shaped-charge jets from hemispherical liners of degressive thickness

Research paper by S. V. Fedorov

Indexed on: 03 Dec '16Published on: 01 Sep '16Published in: Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves



Abstract

Abstract The formation of shaped-charge jets from hemispherical copper liners of degressive thickness (decreasing from apex to bottom) is analyzed by numerical simulation of a twodimensional axisymmetric problem of continuum mechanics. The comparison was based on the parameters of the jet formed from a modern standard shaped charge with a conical liner which provides penetration of a steel target to a depth equal to 10 charge diameters. The comparative analysis was performed using calculated mass–velocity distributions and the ultimate jet length–velocity distributions obtained on their basis, from which the potential penetrability of jets was evaluated. It is shown that the shaped-charge jets formed by hemispherical shaped-charge liners of degressive thickness are comparable in head velocity and penetrability to the jets from conical liners.AbstractThe formation of shaped-charge jets from hemispherical copper liners of degressive thickness (decreasing from apex to bottom) is analyzed by numerical simulation of a twodimensional axisymmetric problem of continuum mechanics. The comparison was based on the parameters of the jet formed from a modern standard shaped charge with a conical liner which provides penetration of a steel target to a depth equal to 10 charge diameters. The comparative analysis was performed using calculated mass–velocity distributions and the ultimate jet length–velocity distributions obtained on their basis, from which the potential penetrability of jets was evaluated. It is shown that the shaped-charge jets formed by hemispherical shaped-charge liners of degressive thickness are comparable in head velocity and penetrability to the jets from conical liners.