Modelling of the Vulnerability of Tanks and Other Protection Schemes

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Modelling of the Vulnerability of Tanks and Other Protection Schemes

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Author(s): Bernhard Geringer; Helmuth Horvath; Guido Korlath; Severin Nugent; Wolfgang Pexa; Alfred Vogel
No pages: 6
Year: 2000
Article ID: 3-2-1
Keywords: armoured vehicle design, firepower and protection
Format: Electronic (PDF)

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Abstract: This paper presents a gun-target line based vulnerability modelling of tanks or other vehicle targets in Finite-(triangle-)Element representation by use of MSC/Mentat. Penetration and residual energies are estimated by an appropriate penetration formula. Target vulnerability is evaluated by kill-probabilities in accordance with four probability cases: mobility kill, firepower kill, personnel kill, and catastrophic (total) kill, with emphasis to personnel kill with additional protection by fibrous armour and the effect of different armour. Experimental results support the overall validity of the simulation approach applied.