A Method for Predicting Natural Fragmentation of Warheads

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A Method for Predicting Natural Fragmentation of Warheads

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Author(s): Joanna Szmelter; Jia-Shyang Yeo
No pages: 6
Year: 2003
Article ID: 6-2-2
Keywords: firepower and protection, warheads
Format: Electronic (PDF)
 

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Abstract: The purpose of this study is to develop a new method to estimate the natural fragmentation of axis symmetrical warheads. The method is able to predict the projection of fragments at various projection angles, including the fragmentation velocities, types and sizes. It is fairly close to Mott's fragmentation predictions for cylinders, and to trial data for 105-mm and 81-mm shells. The model captures essential characteristics of natural fragmentation.