Simulation Model for Submunition Warheads

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Simulation Model for Submunition Warheads

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Author(s): Mircea Cernat; Teodor-Viorel I. Chelaru
No pages: 5
Year: 2007
Article ID: 10-3-2
Keywords: firepower and protection, warheads
Format: Electronic (PDF)

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Abstract: One method of enhancing the target effect of modern artillery and rocket systems is to use submunition warheads. This paper proposes an analysis model for the performance of submunition warheads. In developing this model we have taken into account two design aspects characteristic of this type of munition: a uniform distribution for submunition impact points, and a surface density for these, within imposed limits. In this paper we analyse three essential aspects of design and submunition warhead (cluster warhead): choosing the right model for simulation of the submunition trajectory within the constraints of minimum time and numerical precision; choosing the method of ejecting the submunition, imposing the condition of optimal dispersion; and choosing the altitude for the submunition ejection, also in the condition of optimal dispersion.