J. Phys. IV France 10 (2000) Pr9-629-Pr9-634
A predictive numerical tool to determine the limit of perforation of EEPsF. Rondot
ISL, Institut Franco-Allemand de Recherches de Saint Louis, 5 rue du Général Cassagnou, BP. 34, 68301 Saint Louis cedex, France
The presentation deals with results of a computational and experimental investigation on the performance of EFPs against armor steel targets. For our purpose, calculations were carried out using the Eulerian capability of the second-order multi-material hydrocode OTI*HULL. The failure behaviour of the target was treated using the "P/Y failure curve" capability of the code. Examples are presented of successful application with such simulations featuring iron and tantalum EFPs between 1800 m/s and 2100 m/s. A number of the simulations undertaken were experimented to verify the predictive ability of the numerical tool. Flash X-radiographs were taken prior to impact to determine the inclination of the projectiles, and during the penetration process to obtain terminal diagnostics.
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